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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Address: 484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
Phone Number:
+1 231-722-7578
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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

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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Another must do if you come within 100 miles. See how the local lumber barons lived and learn about local history!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2015
Muskegon, Michigan
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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Another must do if you come within 100 miles. See how the local lumber barons lived and learn about local history!

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Great historic tour! Not one, but TWO house tours. Our tour guide Leigha was very informative and the houses were wonderful to see. Each house, especially the Hackley house, has all hand-carved woodwork and hand-painted stencils get on the walls. The tour lasted a little over an hour and was well worth the price of admission.

Thank Ashley M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

The Hackley and Hume houses are well worth a visit. The tour starts with a short video in the carriage house. Both homes are beautifully restored and furnished. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave lots of information about the Hackley and Hume families and the craftsmanship of the homes. Admission is only $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was a wonderful experience. Thie lavish Hackley House was decorated by 13 wood carvers. The walls were painted by hand using stencils. It had all kinds of amenities that were unheard of at the time. They had stem heat, indoor plumbing and a shower. They added a gas stove to upgrade from the coal stove. Their phone number was... More 

1 Thank Paula J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Havent been there in a few years, but it is a must see. Especially during Halloween or Christmas. The decor is jaw dropping. Take time on the tour to appreciate the craftsmanship of every detail of these homes. Victorian period themes. You just dont see this type of craftsmanship done in a home anymore.

Thank conemaster
Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Great place to visit if you appreciate detailed Craftsman ship of years past. The detailed trim work is unbelievable. Glad that these homes are being saved and shown to public

1 Thank 357Wilks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Not for small children who might be bored and who want to touch what they see. But our 9yo was fascinated with the way they had to do things. Also a reminder of what it takes to sustain opulence.

1 Thank Joe B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful workmanship and surprising history. Enjoyed this tour for a simple afternoon out. Our guide was informative and friendly. Would recommend for any visitors who get tired of the water. Head back a couple blocks to see the Fire Station and Depression-Era Home, while you're in the neighborhood.

Thank Melissa282
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I loved the two houses. The architecture alone was worth the visit. One was very Gothic and the other one was very 30's chic.

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West Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Turn of the century homes of lumber barons/millionaires. These homes have been very well preserved and adorned in the period of the late Mr. Hackley and Mr. Hume, when lumber barons were the Great Lakes version of kings. The architecture alone is worth the visit, but there is so much more. History buffs will love it, and even the kids... More 

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