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“Honolulu House beautiful artwork”
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Honolulu House
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Marshall
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Owner description: This is one of the most popular of Marshall's many fine historic homes.
Reviewed July 12, 2012

The artwork on the walls and ceiling are so beautiful. The tour was pleasant and informative. Just 5 dollars each for adults, less for children.

Thank Connie B
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We were the only visitors at the time and had a wonderful private guided tour of this amazing house. The artefacts were a real eye opener for Marshall history.

1  Thank zillion50
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Usually open by appointment. Large house/mansion decorated inside and out with Hawaiian motif. Best when combined with city's Annual Historical Home Tour in September.

1  Thank MalcolmCleveland
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

I'd been to Marshall twice before to tour the neighborhoods because of the variety of architectural styles but the Honolulu House was always closed. I was travelling down I-69 so stopped in Marshall specifically because I knew the house would be open (they're open afternoons). I knew why the house was there but not any history since its construction. The docent who gave us the tour (tours cost $5/person) was very knowledgeable and pointed out many details we probably would have missed had we toured on our own. The restoration is not to the period when the house was built as all the original furniture is gone and the original wall murals were impossible to restore. Instead, the restoration is to a later 19th century period with furniture from various other houses that are of the period. The house is also smaller than the original due to a later owner having the bedrooms torn down. Even so, the 2 floors of the main house were worth the visit. Be sure to pick up a map of Marshall at the museum. You'll be able to use it to take a tour of the history of Victorian architecture in America. It's all right there in Marshall.

3  Thank CovingtonCat
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

We toured the honolulu house museum as a quick diversion on our way to Detroit ,but you could spend several hours. The home was built in 1860 by Abner Pratt the first US consulate ambassador to Hawaii .
Architecture buffs will enjoy the blends of Polynesian,gothic and Italianate styles. The ceilings and walls were painted in unbelievable detail in a tromp d'oueil style in 1884 and have been restored completely. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

3  Thank Gwenbry
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