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Wonderful collection of old Musical Instruments

We stopped here to take the tour and hear the pianos and organs, etc. play and learn more about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
You don’t need to love music

What a fascinating museum this is. The two people that spoke to us we’re so knowledgeable. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waterville, Maine
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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...more
7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
+1 213-938-9300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to take the tour and hear the pianos and organs, etc. play and learn more about them. From the player pianos with the rolls of music to the organs that played to the Silent films. Demonstrations on all. The tour guides were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fascinating museum this is. The two people that spoke to us we’re so knowledgeable. The young woman who played the player piano made the experence fun. There were so many interesting pianos and organs and very well preserved.

Thank foodie1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique museum! It was great to see all the different organs they have on display. For me, it was really awesome to see that they had the organ that my grandfather had donated to an opera house in Detroit in the 1950s.

Thank Travelerchick87
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I cannot add too much more than what others have said about this place other than it is a great 90 minute tour. These are historic automated instruments that you will probably not see anywhere else in your life. Do yourself a favor and spend...More

Thank Scotty1960
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This museum is like none other! The docents love giving personal tours and allowing the antique music machines to demonstrate themselves. I am an Airbnb host and my visitors love this place!

Thank virginiawollenhaupt
Reviewed August 13, 2018

You must take tour which is 90+ minutes. Military and AAAA discounts. You cannot just wander through on our own. All instruments of tour were in one small space. Sitting or standing during presentation. My husband and I felt overloaded with all the info the...More

Thank Sherri7013
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing surprise this was. Who knew that a small museum in Acme could House so many incredible musical instruments. Huge organs over 100 years old that still play. A large Wurlitzer organ with sound effects to accompany a silent movie. The staff really...More

1  Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Took our family here because it was raining. I was expecting violins and clarinets etc. But what we found were historical music replication devices that were utterly amazing. I had seen some of these things here and there in the past but there were so...More

Thank jcmeyers7
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I was very impressed with this museum. It was much more than I really was expecting. Their collection of instruments that are the player type is impressessive. We had 2 different guides through the museum and both were very interesting and knowledgeable. They know the...More

Thank mharroun52
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Wow...if this place were located near more population and tourist paths it would get tons of traffic. As others have said, a real hidden gem. Excellent docents, lively, fun, full of knowledge about the many mechanical music devices dating back to the 1800s. The organ...More

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Brenna W
August 12, 2018|
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Response from jcmeyers7 | Reviewed this property |
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May 19, 2017|
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Response from MS_downriver | Reviewed this property |
For the main part of the museum I believe it was, but there are stairs to the second level where the main organ can be seen. From what I remember there wasn't a ramp or elevator for the part of the tour and there was steps... More
Christine K
September 15, 2016|
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Response from MS_downriver | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely call then if you'll be having a large group attending. From what I remember there had only been one or two guides there. But they may be able to make accommodations for a large group.