Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

Hackley and Hume Historic Site
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Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of Muskegon's most well-known lumber barons with outstanding wood carving, stained glass windows, and period furnishings. A guided tour of the homes offers visitors a look at life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. During the summer months, there are often games on the lawn for our young visitors. The Site is open from May to October. With select dates in November and December for Holiday Tours.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI515 contributions
Jul 2020
Our first visit to Muskegon so we were walking the Hackley Heritage Trail and came upon the Hackley-Hume houses and had to stop. Impressive and beautiful to see these side-by-side houses with their shared barn! Built in the Queen Anne Style in the late 1880s, these houses feature turrets and gables and windows of all shapes, some with stained glass, and spindles and beautiful colors. Truly amazing to look at. We decided we had to see the interiors. So we bought our tickets, and shared our phone number (in case they needed to contact us if there is a COVID occurrence at the site). It was just the two of us, wearing masks as did our tour guide Mackenzie.She was knowledgeable and able to answer a variety of questions as we made our way through the two houses. The fireplaces, windows, woodwork, and wallpaper are all amazing. The Charles Hackley story is quite amazing, so this was a great starting point to learn about his legacy. His partner Thomas Hume built his in a less pretentious style for his family of 9. Both houses are well worth the time to visit and enjoy!
Written August 21, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour.
Written August 25, 2020
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Jana R
94 contributions
Aug 2020
Lovely historic homes, and a very interesting tour. The architectural detail in the Hackley home in particular is astonishing, especially all the woodwork. It's interesting to see how the restoration has occurred over time -- a few areas of wall are left unrestored so you can see how they repaired the plaster and applied the stenciling. Next door, the Hume home is a bit more practical (they had 7 children) but still gorgeous.

During Covid, they are committed to only have tours with same-family members, so that strangers don't share germs with each other. Since I was alone I got a tour of my very own! This was amazing, and I got to ask a lot of questions, which the guides were very patient about answering. Shout out to Alecia and CJ for making it a wonderful experience.

Be aware that since this is the policy, you might not get a tour until later in the day. I got there a little after 11 and my tour was at 1. I don't think you can reserve ahead without showing up in person, but I may be wrong about that.
Written August 15, 2020
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Timetogo
Urbana, OH174 contributions
Jul 2020
Gorgeous homes - loved them both! Our guide was awesome. You could tell she enjoyed her job! She took her time explaining all the details of both houses and there was a lot to see!

We were amazed that they were almost completely booked for the day when we got there at about 10:20am. They had just opened and already they were full until our tour at 1:00pm. Suggest calling ahead and getting a reservation!

Gift shop is small but very nice and I bought several things there. Loved this stop! Recommend for anyone who appreciates fine old homes.
Written September 24, 2020
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Susanne L
Boca Raton, FL45 contributions
Sep 2020
Three cheers for this exceptional tour for the Hackley/Hume tour. The homes are stunning and one really develops an appreciation for the craftsmanship that went into building these gorgeous homes. As an added bonus, the visitor is also welcomed into Firehouse and Depression Era museums!

I recommend this tour 100%!
Written September 5, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 11, 2020
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Judy H
SAGINAW18 contributions
Aug 2019
If you are into old houses, this is for you. The guided tour is extensive and intertaining. The history of the region and the two houses are well explained. The quality of the workmanship and the sheer enormity of the build is amazing. We really enjoyed our visit.

Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you for your review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time at our Historic Sites.
Written March 9, 2020
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Jan Y
Woodland, Michigan108 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
If you are in the Muskegon, MI area these houses are well worth your time! You can tour both homes which are next door to each other along with a old Fire Station and a Depression era house just a block away! If you love history you will enjoy visiting or if you just like to see how people use to live, there is something for you too. Check out the website for all the details!
Written December 11, 2017
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ilovegaylord
Michigan288 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We toured the Hackley and Hume sites and really enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide was very cheerful and knowledgeable. It was a great way to spend a rainy Saturday morning. The Muskegon area was lucky to have these individuals in their town. It was wonderful to see the great restoration of such beautiful homes and the history that is preserved.
Written November 2, 2017
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sunny10017
Mishawaka, IN41 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
I planned a trip to Muskegon to visit this site. I looked at the site hours and overlooked they are CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesday and made a special trip...oops. They are also closed November thru April except for some special events so check their website. The cost was $7 for an adult tour. There are some days that are free for residents of Muskegon county so be sure to check. Tours are every 20 minutes. I saw another visiting girl wearing a big fancy hat and wished I would've worn one too!!

Parking is in the street in front of the mansions.

The houses are BEAUTIFUL! I looked at some pics online before I went so it did spoil the experience somewhat. I recommend to just go! There are so many details! I had a personal tour and my guide was so enthusiastic! She has been doing tours for many years and truly loves the homes.

The basements of neither home is toured and the third floor is excluded of the Hackley home tour.

One block behind the homes is the FireHouse and a Depression Era House (both free). It's worth checking out.
Written October 9, 2017
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lookforbest
Michigan103 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
If you like history, you must visit Hackley and Hume homes. It is the Hackley House that is like none other. The man put thought into every inch of this house. There are messages in the woodwork and in every corner. Seriously, I can not describe the small details that make this house special. I hope I am not over promising this. But, if you like real stories about real people, this is a must see.
Written June 16, 2015
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Travnur
Muskegon, MI216 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Docents are full of trivia about the family that lived here, including how they made their money. Despite it being decorated for Christmas with decorations from the time period, it was impressively dark and depressing, Heavy drapes covered most of the windows and the rooms were cold. There were quite a few visitors considering it was the holiday but we were able to ask l lot of questions. These families may have been wealthy but their health problems did not allow them to live a very happy productive life. We have so much to be thankful for in what we have today.
Written June 18, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hackley and Hume Historic Site

Hackley and Hume Historic Site is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM