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Address: 7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
Phone Number:
+1 213-938-9300

The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City,...

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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ACME Michigan Music House

If you like music, antiques & Museums, this is a must see. Take the 1 hr docents tour. They are very knowledgeable. Museum consists of antique organs, Nickelodeons, player... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

If you like music, antiques & Museums, this is a must see. Take the 1 hr docents tour. They are very knowledgeable. Museum consists of antique organs, Nickelodeons, player pianos, a large collection of old gramophones, etc. Too much to list all. Check out website for complete details.

Thank jldavis10
Alpena, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

For the second year in a row , we went to the Christmas Sing-A-Long Concert at the Music House Museum! It was wonderful!! Loved it and for sure will go back for another summer visit! So interesting and the volunteer staff are great!! Thanks so much!!

Thank Gloria S
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We spent two very informative and enjoyable hours at this museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We enjoyed learning how the various musical items worked and listening to the music they played. The replica of an old time store and saloon were also interesting. We even got to see a silent movie accompanied by mechanical music! This museum... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I went with family who had been before. I was going more for their entertainment than my own. Was completely blown away, however, by the exhibits, the history, the sound quality of the instruments and most of all by the tour guides. They were both incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and patient with questions. They shared memorable stories of the instruments as... More 

Thank Michelle B
Lyon, France
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you like history and you like music, this museum is the place for you. An outstanding docent does a presentation that is worth the price of admission. So many different musical organs from a bygone era that were demonstrated. The collection of unique instruments , radios, turntables and even that RCA dog is displayed. If you in Northern Michigan... More 

Thank Donna K
Port Huron, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a museum with antique musical instruments and items related to music. They have guided tours with a history lesson for each instrument. The tour is short in the amount of walking but takes a couple hours for the guide to share their information. They do have some steep stairs to climb and no elevator. Parking is limited but... More 

Thank Peggy C
Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife saw a brochure advertising this place. She suggested we visit since I was fond of pipe organs, pianos, and the like. What a great place. We spent over four hours there while we listened to two different guys tell us about the old time nickelodeons, pianos, organs, and we even saw an old time silent movie. During one... More 

Thank Charlie S
Port Charlotte, Florida
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have lived in this area for 25+ years and just recently went to the Music House after several recommendations for friends. I enjoyed the tour and the music a must see while visiting this area.

Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in area, don't miss this. The guide takes you on a 90 minute tour where some of the old player type of machines are actually played. Absolutely amazing ! They also house many other music type of machines, most made from late 19th to early 20th century. You will see and hear things you never knew existed.... More 

Thank Mrharley
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Even if you don't typically visit museums, you should not miss the Music House Museum. It is the most organized and well run museum that I have visited. The pace is easy and the flow is continuous so there is no waiting around for the next tour. The tour guides were fascinating. The very best part was that you actually... More 

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