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Meadow Brook Hall

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Well worth a visit - baronial, yet interestingly unsophisticated

Slightly past the gilded age, this mansion (and it is a mansion!) shows what serious money could do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scott r
Silver Spring, Maryland
Historic and beautiful - not to be missed

MBH is an historic mansion on the campus of Oakland University. It was built in the 1920s by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beverly Hills, MI
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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...more
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350 Estate Dr, Rochester, MI 48309-4481
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly past the gilded age, this mansion (and it is a mansion!) shows what serious money could do in the 1920s. There are some historic Dodge cars, but this is less about the Dodges than John's widow and her second husband - who seems a...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MBH is an historic mansion on the campus of Oakland University. It was built in the 1920s by the University's patron, Matilda Wilson, widow of John Dodge of Detroit automotive fame. The house is meticulously maintained, and contains either original or period furnishings. The docent-led...More

Thank BuffyLou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful mansion and informative tour. Nice to see how the other half lived. If you love history, love Dodges and architecture, this is the place to be.

Thank Nancy B
Shannon O, Public Relations Manager at Meadow Brook Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed spending part of your day with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful 100 room mansion worth touring especially at Christmas. Every room is decorated for Christmas.

Thank phyllis0809
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a daughter attending Oakland University and have been meaning to take a tour. Finally bought a Groupon and took the 11am main house tour. They allow OU students to tour for free so it was a great deal. The tour took just over...More

Thank nah1963
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Great tour of an old well preserved mansion, if you are a history or architecture buff this is a must see

Thank Rick R
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We made a day of it, and did all three tours: the regular house tour; the behind the scenes tour which included climbing the secret staircase....so cool! Last was a walking tour of the grounds including the John Dodge museum of photos, cars and memorabilia;...More

Thank Shannon M
Shannon O, Public Relations Manager at Meadow Brook Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Meadow Brook Hall. We're so glad you enjoyed your tours at The Hall, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The parking is organized. The staff is friendly and helpful. I have not toured the mansion in many years, but if my memory serves me correctly, it is well worth it, too.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed July 2, 2018

It's hard to imagine you have enough wealth AND time to design a house with this much attention to detail. Ex: son's room was built with a boy in mind with a secret look out into his own room and airplane door hinges built in...More

Thank EReidy
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Meadow Brook Hall is a great place to visit in Rochester, Michigan. It is a beautiful castle like structure with tours and is especially nice at Christmas

Thank Highlander-GG
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September 25, 2016|
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Response from bldbeach | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very close to a road with lots of stores, hotels, etc. Town of Rochester about 20 minute drive, with several hotels.
June 12, 2015|
Response from Shannon O | Property representative |
Yes, Knole Cottage the playhouse built for Frances Dodge is still on the estate property. Visitors can tour the interior of the playhouse during the guided estate walking tour. Regarding pictures offline, I am not sure what... More