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Music House Museum

7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
+1 213-938-9300
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Do not miss this gem!!!

Great idea with excellent execution by a group of dedicated docents. Fun facts, passionate and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holland, Michigan
2 nights in Traverse

Friends mentioned this place and it is outstanding. Plan on spending about 2 hours to participate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary S
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
via mobile
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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
+1 213-938-9300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends mentioned this place and it is outstanding. Plan on spending about 2 hours to participate in a tour that explains and plays a variety of mostly self playing piano, organs, and others. The tour continues in a way that you can always join in....More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at this off the beaten path, quaint museum! The extensive collection of old music boxes and more was fantastic! Was surprised when the tour guides actually played many of them. This brought to life bygone days and the simple way of...More

Thank glamgal08
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Absolutely incredible and so much more than we were expecting. There are incredible rare instruments in the building, and on the guided tour, your tour guide will give you demonstrations of them. It was wonderful :) They also have silent films, complete with someone playing...More

Thank A2Dachshunds
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lots of musical history here. They show silent movies and play the organ to accompany them. At holiday time they have a sing along. Plan to stay at least an hour to view all the historical musical devices. They also have a gift shop.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We really loved our visit. The tour was entertaining and we loved the music - nickelodeons, the Belgian dance organ, hand cranked organs, and the Laurel and Hardy silent movie with organ. We bought a number of the small music boxes for sale (Yellow Submarine,...More

Thank Chicago084
Reviewed 8 July 2017

this is a little known gem. Stopped there on our Tauck tour of Michigan and was pleasantly surprised.it was filled with antique instruments, music boxes and other music items. It was interactive, the tour was interesting and thoroughly delightful and the player pianos, old organ...More

Thank teralex7
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to this museum. If you are interested in history, music, or things mechanical, you will find all three here in what is the world's largest collection of self-playing musical instruments dating from the 1880's through the 1930's. Music boxes, nickelodeons,...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I knew the Tripadvisor reviews were good - but this was still an unexpected treat! It's about a 90 minute guided tour, with lots of great demonstrations; do allow yourself time to browse afterwards. The staff is all enthusiastic, and understandably so. What a fabulous...More

Thank ssch215
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The MHM is located a few miles outside of beautiful Traverse City, MI and is a great find! The folks leading tours / explaining this myriad of wonderful machines are exceptional - clearly love what they're doing. And who wouldn't? They get to not only...More

Thank ryanschmelz
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19 May 2017|
Response from Buicklover | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is wheelchair friendly
Christine K
15 September 2016|
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Response from TCinKC2014 | Reviewed this property |
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
Loretta M
19 May 2016|
Response from Robert M |
How much for the tour?