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Music House Museum

7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
+1 213-938-9300
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What a Unique Treasure!

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here! This unique museum is filled with interesting, well-preserved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PamelaK O
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North Canton, Ohio
A musical Greenfield Village

This is something to see. It is quite unique. It ha a musical collection that is not rivaled... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
statetrumpet
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Goodrich, Michigan
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The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents one of the most unique music museums in America. Ninety-minute tours demonstrate fully-restored mechanical instruments dating from 1870 to 1930.Guest will also see Models of buildings from Traverse City 1930’s era. Music boxes of all sizes, a mechanical street organ, one of largest dance organs built in Belgium in 1922 , Weber Duo-Art reproducing grand piano,1924 Wurlitzer theater organ used to accompany silent films.
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7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here! This unique museum is filled with interesting, well-preserved musical machines and the tour is so enjoyable. Especially fun is hearing various pieces of equipment play music from the past. A wonderful visit for people of all age groups.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is something to see. It is quite unique. It ha a musical collection that is not rivaled. They also do special events as in having the organ played for a silent movie.

Thank statetrumpet
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I cannot believe I have been up north hundreds of times over the years and had never even heard of the Music House Museum - and I am a musician! We were visiting friends in Elk Rapids and heading towards Traverse City on our way...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great idea with excellent execution by a group of dedicated docents. Fun facts, passionate and knowledgeable guides.....check out their events schedule for silent films through out the year with organists" playing along to the film!

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Friends mentioned this place and it is outstanding. Plan on spending about 2 hours to participate in a tour that explains and plays a variety of mostly self playing piano, organs, and others. The tour continues in a way that you can always join in....More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at this off the beaten path, quaint museum! The extensive collection of old music boxes and more was fantastic! Was surprised when the tour guides actually played many of them. This brought to life bygone days and the simple way of...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Absolutely incredible and so much more than we were expecting. There are incredible rare instruments in the building, and on the guided tour, your tour guide will give you demonstrations of them. It was wonderful :) They also have silent films, complete with someone playing...More

Thank A2Dachshunds
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lots of musical history here. They show silent movies and play the organ to accompany them. At holiday time they have a sing along. Plan to stay at least an hour to view all the historical musical devices. They also have a gift shop.

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We really loved our visit. The tour was entertaining and we loved the music - nickelodeons, the Belgian dance organ, hand cranked organs, and the Laurel and Hardy silent movie with organ. We bought a number of the small music boxes for sale (Yellow Submarine,...More

Thank Chicago084
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

this is a little known gem. Stopped there on our Tauck tour of Michigan and was pleasantly surprised.it was filled with antique instruments, music boxes and other music items. It was interactive, the tour was interesting and thoroughly delightful and the player pianos, old organ...More

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I agree -- calling them is best. The length of the tour and what is possible to see and hear will depend on the number in your group. With advance notice they may be able to get an extra guide or two in to accommodate you... More
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How much for the tour?
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