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Address: 480 S Adams Rd, Rochester, MI 48309-1904
Phone Number: +1 248-364-6200
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by...

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America.

Tours are offered daily. Tour tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store located inside Meadow Brook Hall. Tour reservations are not required. All guests must be accompanied by a tour guide. Tours last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the group.

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The epitome of classic beauty

This ornate home is a favorite to tour, partake in high tea, and just to wander the grounds and enjoy the gorgeous woods and tiny cottage.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ornate home is a favorite to tour, partake in high tea, and just to wander the grounds and enjoy the gorgeous woods and tiny cottage.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my husband's parents for the basic walking tour of the estate (there is an extended tour available too). The grounds were beautiful. Make sure to check out the chimney's as you walk in, as they are all different. The cost was $10 for seniors for an approximate 1 hour tour. We attended the 11:30a tour on a Saturday.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of a small number of mansions built by the automobile pioneers open to the public for tour. Some of the mansions in addition to being beautiful houses sit on formal grounds. The Edsel Ford estate in Groose Pointe sits on over sixty waterfront acres on Lake St. Clair. This estate is a beautiful Tudor designed mansion originally... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We visited this "best kep Rochester secret" house a year ago and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly learning the history of the Dodge family. The grounds and gardens are extremely well maintained and the guides do an exceptional job of naratting tales around the lives of the Dodge family and their personal and professional triumphs and tragedies. The entire tour took us... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We attended the wedding of our sons' best friend and his lovely bride who is from the area, and truly this was the most spectacular venue we have enjoyed in many years! Gorgeous setting, attentive staff, and wonderful food!

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New Albany, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We have enjoyed all that Meadow Brook Hall has to offer for over 20 years. History, culture, gardens, ambience. MBH has it all. Go, support this gem of history. The crowning jewel is the Christmas Walk...docents in each room explaining the history of the family members who lived there, extraordinary holiday decorations, wonderful ambience. Go!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We did two of the tours offered - the house tour and the behind the scene tour. We just happened to have tours where our group was the only group in the tour. Our docents were fabulous and very educated about the house. When we came up with a question that they did not have an answer for - they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you like history and can imagine early times then this will not disappoint. Tours are always well organized and very informative. It is decorated seasonally and is especially nice around Christmas. It's a grand place with rich history and we learn something new every time. Casual feeling for an upscale attraction. It's worth the visit - at least once!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you want to see Anne Murray or Kenny G. I doubt if it would get much better. Every time we've been ther recently, we've seen comedians. Rhere appears to be a non swearing ordinance because there was no cursing or insults. I can live with out this, but it takes away from their act. Also, if you have great... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Lumber baron Wilson's mansion is now part of Oakland University. See how they lived and how the family has to donate it to the State with no descendants. Beautiful grounds and fine dining.

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