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Interesting but too much info

You must take tour which is 90+ minutes. Military and AAAA discounts. You cannot just wander... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manistee, Michigan
Music history on display

What an amazing surprise this was. Who knew that a small museum in Acme could House so many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peoria, Illinois
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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 yesterday

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 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 July 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

Thank kenneth g
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Tour bus stop and a few grumbled about how we were going to spend 2 hours here and they didn't even like music.... What a surprise! It was fascinating to all and well explained by the docent who loved his job. These instruments are all...More

Thank rhowell92
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Alas we did not have enough time to thoroughly enjoy this little gem of a museum. Truly enjoyable array of instruments and the silent film and organ were a highlight.

Thank Flowergrl004
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It's actually been a few years since our visit but just recently found them in tripadvisor. It was a beautiful and great place!! Loved the tour!! I felt sorry for the guides because se parents were letting their kids play with the instruments. And some...More

1  Thank MS_downriver
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a lot like the House on the rock in Wisconsin. They have fewer pieces, but they actually play the musical instruments. (At House on the rock, you hear recordings. The docent who led our tour was very knowledgeable. We also got some nice...More

Thank iowamom2014
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

My 14 year old son and I decided to visit the Music House Museum. We were met at the door by docent AJ who informed us that we could join a tour that was ongoing (class trip) or come back in an hour. We decided...More

Thank annie36834
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Brenna W
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Response from jcmeyers7 | Reviewed this property |
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20 May 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
15 September 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.