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“Great Historical Home Tour”
Review of Honolulu House

Honolulu House
Ranked #2 of 20 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 September 7, 2013

We enjoyed our personalized tour of the home with a docent that was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and home. The home is amazing painted ceilings and has been restored as much as possible to its glory days. The town of Marshall is lovely and we enjoyed walking in the area.

1  Thank Stella M
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Many of the magnificent mansions in Marshal, Michigan are mostly Victorian or Greek Revival. The Honolulu House is totally different and unexpected considering the severity of Michigan winters. The restoration is nearly completed except or a small room off the parlor and the dining room. It has 10 foot doors and 14 foot ceilings ( I think, maybe 12) The designs on the ceilings and coves are breath taking. We were told there are well over 100 colors used for the ceilings and restoration is slow and painstakingly difficult to complete. One of the first things I noticed is, where the bedrooms? In Hawaiian homes, they are not part of the house but rather separate rooms to the rear of the house. The bedrooms had to be removed. This is a great find and highly recommend it for your adventure. Entrance fee is $5.00. Oh yea, the ceilings are very high but watch your head as you pass under the iron spiral stair case to no where. It's only about 5 feet off the floor on one side of the hallway.

1  Thank tiggerthehun
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

of all the old Victorian houses and other historic homes and places in the lovely town of Marshall Michigan, not far from Ann Arbor and Detroit. Marshall is also famous for its Underground Railroad protection of an escaped slave in Civil War times.
If in the area, be sure to stop here.

1  Thank Antoinette M
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place is currently being restored, but still worth a look. The tour guide was excellent. She knew everything about the place down to the light fixtures...which are also beautiful. Pictures were not allowed inside but the impression the art left will stay with me. I loved the stairway that leads to nothing. The normal price is $5, but because of the restoration, they are not charging. Donations are accepted.

1  Thank new2t6rvl
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place was absolutely beautiful. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome the whole time we were there. I would definitely recommend a visit. You can't go wrong with the five dollar admission. Currently, because of the restoration going on, they are giving tours for donations.

1  Thank Joedub77
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