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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Address: 484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
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+1 231-722-7578
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of...

The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of Muskegon's most well-known lumber barons with outstanding wood carving, stained glass windows, and period furnishings. A guided tour of the homes offers visitors a look at life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. During the summer months, there are often games on the lawn for our young visitors. The Site is open from May to October.

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Wow! It's amazing how two families could be so similar and so different

Hackley and Hume homes are simply awesome. There are stairs, let me warn you, so this is not a tour for the feint of joints. I must admit I was more team Hume than Hackley as far... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
slfiscusalbracht
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Hackley and Hume homes are simply awesome. There are stairs, let me warn you, so this is not a tour for the feint of joints. I must admit I was more team Hume than Hackley as far as architecture and decorating; I felt the Hackley's overdid it. But you will just have to take your own tour to see which... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I love historic homes and have seen many over the years. The restoration work here is excellent. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.

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Thank lighthousecau
Ohio
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. It lasted about an hour and a half, our group was only 7 people and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We got to see every room in both houses and learned a lot about the history of Muskegon.

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Thank Travelin10
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous tour, so informative. My husband and I thought that the whole area was worth a visit. Went on to the fire house and the prohibition home.

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Thank Christine K
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

A guided tour allows you to explore all the rooms in these two adjacent victorian mansions. The tour talks about the decor / time period, local history of Muskegon, and the personal family histories. Renovation enthusiasts will definitely appreciate the meticulous care put into restoring and decorating accurately.

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Thank Mary P
Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a more that likely local trip in local history! At one time, Muskegon was the lumbering Capital of the world. These two home were owned by the lumbering magnates of Muskegon. Well worth the trip through them to see and learn about the lumbering history of Muskegon.

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Thank jastkid
North Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Charles Hackley was one of the most powerful West Michigan Lumber Barons. He gave funds to found the best Art museums in West Michigan, an excellent Library and a central park all within walking distance of the Hackley and Hume Mansions.

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Thank Chuck S
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

The Hackley and Hume homes are extremely amazing. The tour is a little short for what you are seeing, and it's not very interesting for younger children, but The houses are kept in amazing condition and the tour gives you tons of interesting information about the history of the city.

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Fremont, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

I did not know that pineapples in a house were a sign of hospitality, but I learned that fact on this tour. After about the 3rd pineapple though, I kind of lost my enthusiasm. I broke away and browsed some library books. This house is interesting. Go in and see it if you pass it every day, but I wouldn't... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Both of these residences from the glory days of Lumbering in Muskegon has been painstakingly restored to museum quality and they really give you a feel for how "the other half" lived during this lumbering era. Sometimes it is open to the public for free but normally there is a small charge. For both tourists and those of us who... More 

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