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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 gem!

Alas we did not have enough time to thoroughly enjoy this little gem of a museum. Truly enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Flowergrl004
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A beautiful place!!

It's actually been a few years since our visit but just recently found them in tripadvisor. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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+1 213-938-9300
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"amazing collection"
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"knowledgeable guides"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alas we did not have enough time to thoroughly enjoy this little gem of a museum. Truly enjoyable array of instruments and the silent film and organ were a highlight.

Thank Flowergrl004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's actually been a few years since our visit but just recently found them in tripadvisor. It was a beautiful and great place!! Loved the tour!! I felt sorry for the guides because se parents were letting their kids play with the instruments. And some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lot like the House on the rock in Wisconsin. They have fewer pieces, but they actually play the musical instruments. (At House on the rock, you hear recordings. The docent who led our tour was very knowledgeable. We also got some nice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 14 year old son and I decided to visit the Music House Museum. We were met at the door by docent AJ who informed us that we could join a tour that was ongoing (class trip) or come back in an hour. We decided...More

Thank annie36834
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Neat and clean on outside, but still was surprised when we took the tour at all the interesting things inside! Well preserved & unique items. A Guide with obvious passion, and fun demonstrations of many of the instruments. A well-spent afternoon. Would recommend to others...More

Thank Secondlook
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were at the museum at the start of the season so had a private tour that lasted over 2 hours. There is so much to see and hear that it was nice to have the extra time to experience everything. There are musical instruments...More

Thank Quilter20
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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.

Thank PamelaK O
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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

Thank atthe
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Reviewed 17 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!

Thank HappyTransplant-1999
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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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