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Address: 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-1904
Phone Number:
+1 248-364-6200
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by...

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America.

Tours are offered daily. Tour tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store located inside Meadow Brook Hall. Tour reservations are not required. All guests must be accompanied by a tour guide. Tours last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the group.

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History galore

This is a must see attraction for anyone interested in history, and automotive royalty. The fortune from the Dodge family built this mansion. One of the last surviving manors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction for anyone interested in history, and automotive royalty. The fortune from the Dodge family built this mansion. One of the last surviving manors from the 1920s. This home was spared the wrecking ball due to Matilda Dodge Wilson's foresight in preserving her beautiful home for all to see. Step back in time, and be... More 

Thank Sheila W
Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful and well kept, almost as if a step back in time. Much is available to see and I loved it much better than the Biltmore in fact! A must see

Thank chasemcbride
Southfield, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used this venue for our wedding and it was perfect. The staff was very professional and attentive.

Thank Nicole A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent tour guide. The house was beautiful as were the surrounding grounds. Would love to go back for the "behind the scenes" tour where rooms are revealed that are "off limits" to the regular tour.

Thank Jennifer D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't been on a Holiday Tour of Meadow Brook in over 20 years, but decided to go out with a friend. What a lovely experience. The first two floors of the estate are completely decorated and open for a "self-guided" walking tour. In each major space, knowledgeable docents provided much detail about the purpose of the room and of architecture.... More 

Thank Jeri P
Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I toured during the Holiday Walk and what a gorgeous place! So beautifully appointed during the Christmas season. Loved the nanny's bedroom and bathroom with all the nursery rhyme tiles as well as the solarium and the children's playhouse and cottage. The place is massive with a whispering room, games room and a beautiful organ playing Christmas... More 

Thank Sue S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Meadow Brook Hall is unusual for Michigan, significant historically, and worth a visit at any time of year. In December, the Hall is decorated for Christmas! Every room is gorgeous and different. It's a great way to get in the spirit of the holidays, and well worth the time. This is a #1 visit in Michigan.

Thank AnnDG_12
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a must see if you are in the area of Rochester just north of Detroit city. Almost 90,000 sq ft of opulence but built with a family in mind unlike some very large estates that can seem impersonal. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Thank John R
Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was the perfect wedding venue for us. I would have loved to have the reception inside but we had too many people and didn't want to split everyone up, but the tent ended up being lovely for our needs. Food was wonderful and the service was great for the most part. The one issue we did have in the... More 

Thank Jellie26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Meadowbrook is BEAUTIFUL!! Definitely worth a trip during the holiday season. Decorations are beautiful and it has a rich history in the families of the auto industry.

Thank Marlene H

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