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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
+1 231-722-7578
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Two fascinating tours for the price of one.

Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume were two of the founding fathers of modern Muskegon. Both making... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
copperdragon66
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Time Stood Still

Wow these houses are impressive down to the smallest detail. The wood carvings are detailed and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mrs P
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The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of Muskegon's most well-known lumber barons with outstanding wood carving, stained glass windows, and period furnishings. A guided tour of the homes offers visitors a look at life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. During the summer months, there are often games on the lawn for our young visitors. The Site is open from May to October.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
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+1 231-722-7578
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume were two of the founding fathers of modern Muskegon. Both making tremendous fortunes in the lumber business, and being good friends, they built side by side homes. They even share a common barn between them. While the homes fell into...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow these houses are impressive down to the smallest detail. The wood carvings are detailed and gorgeous. It is a step back in time. You get to see where servants stayed. I lived see the kitchen and stove.

Thank Mrs P
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Interesting & so much history. Our guide took her time telling us about the individuals & the different rooms. I would recommend this.

Thank mrmharlan
Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you. We are always happy to hear from our visitors and hope you have an opportunity to come back. Visitors always notice new things when they tour the houses.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

You will not be disappointed with these two colorful Victorians from the 1880's. Stellar woodwork and stained glass

Thank DanielTripper
Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

The wood working and stained glass are really something to see. I'm glad you had an opportunity to join us for a tour.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wonderful old, historic homes that have been restored. Tours available, part of several sites of the County Museum. Fun to see how the lumber barons lived.

Thank Nancy C
Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We are delighted you had an opportunity to tour the Hackley & Hume Site Nancy. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit our other sites in Muskegon and our park in Whitehall too.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

It is absolutely amazing the condition that the society has gotten these two homes in. It is if you are walking into a 1890's (Hackley) or a bit later for the Hume house. Highly recommend viewing g this property you will not be disappointed! There...More

Thank waterdude22
Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review. The Hackley & Hume Site and the Depression Era home and Fire Barn are operated by the Lakeshore Museum Center. We're happy you had an opportunity to tour our sites and hope you will come back.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

These two homes have been kept in excellent condition. It was fun to see the kids try to figure out what the different items were used for.

Thank Kevin R
Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for including a tour of the Hackley & Hume Site in your summer plans. We hope you will come back later for some of our special events or at the holidays for a Holiday Tour.

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Beautifully resotred mansions. Very interesting Muskegon history. Opted for the short tour and that worked well. Guide was very knowledgable and pleasant.

Thank JSKazoo
Reviewed 27 June 2017

2 Lovely Queen Anne style homes built by lumber barons at the end of the era beautiful wood work and stained glass nice restoration has been done in most rooms some with original furnishings but most are not. Tours begin in the shared barn this...More

Thank gregoryg92
Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your recent tour of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site Gregory. As you noted, we do have some of the original furnishings in the lumber barons' homes. Occasionally original pieces are returned to us such as the horn chair in the library...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Staff is friendly and helpful. They have a wealth of knowledge they love to share. Beautiful historical homes!

Thank Lewis417
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memabutterfly
23 April 2016|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
It is located in Muskegon on corner of Webster and 6th St. Opens for season on May 2nd. Tours are M, Thur,Fri & Sat from 10 am to 4 pm and Sun from 1 to 4. Admission is $7/adults, $5/seniors over 65,free for 12 and... More
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Paula J
10 September 2015|
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Response from Joni D | Property representative |
HI Paula - the hours are noted above. We operate three other sites in Muskegon and one in Whitehall, so if you have time, I hope you will visit our other sites as well. The Scolnik House of the Depression Era and Fire Barn... More
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