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Hanka Homestead

Approximately 3 miles west of U.S. Highway 41, off Tower Road, Pelkie, MI
+1 906-334-2601
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A piece of Finnish history in the UP

The Hanka Homestead tells you a story of early Finnish immigrants in the Upper Peninsula. It's in... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Jan R
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Tampere, Finland
Three Sisters enjoying this great historical farm

Knowledgeable host that made our tour so very interesting. All the facts were shared along with so... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Janice A
via mobile
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Approximately 3 miles west of U.S. Highway 41, off Tower Road, Pelkie, MI
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+1 906-334-2601
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Hanka Homestead tells you a story of early Finnish immigrants in the Upper Peninsula. It's in the middle forest at the end of a dirt road. Worth a visit. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Knowledgeable host that made our tour so very interesting. All the facts were shared along with so many personal stories of the Hanka family.

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This National Park Heritage Site lets one walk among the buildings a Finnish family built and lived for 70 years and learn about homestead requirements for those surviving Upper Michigan's harsh winters. The buildings and setting gave me a glimpse into the hardships of Finnish...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide made this a fascinating visit. We spent at least two hours with our guide touring this Finnish homestead and learning about the Hanka family, farming practices and tools, building styles, and the ongoing restoration. The homestead is located on its...More

2  Thank dml130
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Step into the past at the Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum! There's no place quite like this farm, restored in its original isolated setting (not moved from its historic landscape to bring it closer to the crowds). The details that made up the life of this...More

1  Thank iknowtheUP
Reviewed 28 November 2014

While driving on US-41, we spot a brown historical sign for Hanka Homestead Heritage Site. So, we turn off the paved road and drive several miles down a dirt road which leads to a two-track road. At the dead-end there is an open area where...More

1  Thank Denice S
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I thought the homestead was closed for the season, but i reached the man who is the guide and he said "sure i will show you around. We did not realize the personal tour we would get, we must of spent 2 hours going in...More

Thank Ronna R
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Drive down a country road which turns into a dirt road which turns into a one-lane backwoods trail which opens into a meadow in which sits the Hanka Homestead. Our guide was wonderful. Grew up in the 50s on a farm down the road and...More

3  Thank 10sJohn
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