Tour the magnificent MeadowBrook Mansion to see an example of how the wealthy magnets of industry lived in the early 1900's. Secret passageways, staircases and fascinating architecture will delight you along with the beautiful gardens. Learn the history of the Wilson-Dodge families and the social lives they led entertaining their friends such as the Henry Ford family and the automotive moguls of their time. Walk the estate grounds and you'll see the 3/4 size cottage that was built for their daughter with 3/4 size furniture, and kitchen so she could learn to keep house and entertain as we'll as have fun in her playhouse! The mansion is particularily beautiful at Christmas time, a very popular time to tour the estate. You will also learn of the Wilson-Dodge family's generous philanthropy with the donation of their estate and its acreage for the development of Oakland University, now one of the top universities in Michigan. Located in Rochester, Michigan, the mansion/estate and university are approximately 30 miles North of Detroit.
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