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Address: 480 S Adams Rd, Rochester, MI 48309-1904
Phone Number: +1 248-364-6200
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Must visit gem in Rochester Hills

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rochester, Michigan
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Rochester, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank bldbeach
New Albany, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Terry S
Naperville, Illinois
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank SVS1107
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank Cindy B
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 

Thank nnox59
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.

Thank tlc248
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Although I had visited the grounds in the past, this was my first house tour. What a magical time! Our tour guide, Myles, was friendly and informative. He allowed us to take our time asking questions while exploring the spacious rooms filled with history and beauty. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Meadow Brook Hall and look forward to doing... More 

Thank Renee F
Bad Axe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Fabulous gardens and also they have garden lectures that are really interesting along with guided tours of the gardens on the estate

Thank Mike S
Brighton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Having visited Meadow Brook Hall on a number of Christmas expeditions which included a wonderful luncheon in the main dining room. The decorations and Christmas trees are everywhere, which makes one feel so much in a Christmas mood. Love the tours and just loved, loved, loved the Child play house with all its functioning items.

Thank Sonja D

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