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Address: 7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
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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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My husband and I just got back from driving the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. I had planned little stops here and there: museums, activities, towns, beaches, lighthouses, etc. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2014
Christina M
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

My husband and I just got back from driving the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. I had planned little stops here and there: museums, activities, towns, beaches, lighthouses, etc. I planned so far in advance I couldn't remember what some of the things I'd written down were. I remembered being very interested in the Music House Museum. My husband and I... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stop here if you’re interested in music boxes and organs. The tour lasts about an hour or so with the very knowledgeable guide giving the history of the restored pieces before playing a selection or two on each. The gift shop has good section of music related items.

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St. Cloud
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

The museum is housed in a former dairy barn/grainery. The original building was built in 1870. It became a museum in the 1980s sometime. Our guide, Becky Gagnon, told us all of the mechanical music machines on her tour was created between 1860 and 1940. A two-hour tour that included music. Lots of music. And complete explanations about the player... More 

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Artifacts were varied, well preserved & functional. Lectures were well informed. Enjoyed viewing & hearing the instruments.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Just awesome, loads of musical instruments with particularly attention to automation. Great tour. Some highlights - hear Gershwin playing his own compositions, see one of a kind stuff, Play one of only four of the type of a piano left in the world. Hear massive cinema and dance hall orangs. I cannot recommend this museum too much. Wheelchair access only... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

After checking out trip advisor we decided to check this place out. Don't pay any attention to the negative statements on T.A. I can only think that those individuals were traumatized by some musical mishap. It is so rare to see historical presentations where things are not just seen behind glass but in full operational condition. If I made more... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This museum is more than just the little local museum it appeared to be from the road. There is a guided tour which you can join at the point you arrive and stay with until it gets back around to where you joined it. There are also exibits you can peruse at your leasure. The guided tour is impressive, with... More 

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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a very nice stop when you're out and about. Great history lesson with interesting vintage instruments. Good for kids, but adults might like it best.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

My parents had been to the museum a few times before and took me there over my Christmas break. I really enjoyed seeing the different types of organs and pianos and the docent was very knowledgeable. It's definitely worth a stop if you're in the area - especially if you're out during the summer and looking for a cool place... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

I've been here three times with different groups (student, family, adult group) and enjoyed each visit. Some of it would be boring for younger children, perhaps under ten years. The highlight for me each time is being blown into another dimension by the pipe organ in the loft. It's like riding on a wave of sound. The tour guide makes... More 

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