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Whaley House Museum

624 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503-1909
+1 810-471-4714
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Good Times

Its always a pleasure to walk through this house and see all of the artifacts and HISTORY. It's a... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
FlintTownJey
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Flint, Michigan
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Step Into History

The Whaley House is a beautiful example of a turn of the century home. The docents are... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Monica K
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Holly, Michigan
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The Whaley Historic House Museum offers visitors a look back into the lives of Flint residents of a bygone era. By stepping back into the Victorian home, you are transported to America's Gilded Age and through an hour-long tour you will learn about the Whaley family, American culture, politics, and the city of Flint during the final decades of the nineteenth century. In addition to the regular tour, the museum regularly hosts a variety of special programs, including our History Happy Hour lecture series, Christmas at Whaley House, October program, vintage base ball, a quilting bee workshop series, and will soon be adding more programs to the list. So, whether you are in town for a short visit or are an area resident looking for special activity to attend, the Whaley House has something for your to enjoy. Regular tour hours are the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, but appointments can be made throughout the week between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.
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28 Jan 2016
“Good Times”
24 Aug 2015
“Step Into History”
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624 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503-1909
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Its always a pleasure to walk through this house and see all of the artifacts and HISTORY. It's a shame part of it caught on fire...but I hear the restoration is coming along quite well.

2  Thank FlintTownJey
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Whaley House is a beautiful example of a turn of the century home. The docents are knowledgeable as they describe life in a bye gone era and the history of the Whaley family. A visit during the Christmas season is a special event.

Thank Monica K
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Nice place to stop if you like history and architectural tour. The house is well maintained . Provides some idea about living in 1885 era. Great and friendly curator.

Thank mousefamily
Reviewed 3 December 2014

What makes this visit perfect...is it's staff that provides a thorough, interesting, friendly and inexpensive tour. Not only do you learn about this family contributions to local history but also you will gain added insight into other area sites to see. On Occasion, you might...More

3  Thank HappyTravelor3
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Unfortunately, many of Flint's beautiful old grand homes were lost to the construction of I-475 and the college/cultural area. This home was lucky to survive and is beautifully restored to allow us to step back in time. Although I am a lifelong Genesee county resident...More

3  Thank GB_MI_traveler
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This beautiful Gilded Age home showcases Flint's history in a family friendly way! I am a big history buff and there is always something new to see because they rotate their exhibits. The house itself is full of artifacts and on tours the docents do...More

2  Thank Melanee R
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I'm sorry, but who cares how a bank executive and his wife lived? It's a small house, not fit for plus-sized or handicapped people, and awful for crowds.

Thank rhfarb
Reviewed 2 September 2013

You can get lost in the Gilded Age here in the home of Robert J. Whaley and his family who contributed so much to the City of Flint. Take the docent tour and do not go through the house on your own because you will...More

4  Thank StepOnBusTours
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

This was our first stop when we visited Flint. We made it for the noon tour and my husband and I were the only two on the tour. We had one guide tell us about the lower level and a second guide tell us all...More

1  Thank mcmarto
Reviewed 18 May 2012

house is very interesting and the history is interesting also.

1  Thank Ginger F
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