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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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Visited on Thanksgiving Day when it was decorated for Christmas

Docents are full of trivia about the family that lived here, including how they made their money... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Travnur
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Muskegon, Michigan
Gorgeous grounds!

Gorgeous house! Did not go inside because it is $10/person for an hour-long guided tour. Would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
katpilch
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Toledo, Ohio
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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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“lumber barons” (14 reviews)
“the barn” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
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+1 231-722-7578
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"lumber barons"
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"depression era"
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"stained glass"
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"wood carvings"
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"love history"
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"amazing woodwork"
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"personal tour"
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"fire house"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"fire station"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Docents are full of trivia about the family that lived here, including how they made their money. Despite it being decorated for Christmas with decorations from the time period, it was impressively dark and depressing, Heavy drapes covered most of the windows and the rooms...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous house! Did not go inside because it is $10/person for an hour-long guided tour. Would prefer to be able to walk through on my own. Gorgeous house and grounds to take a peek at though!

1  Thank katpilch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The houses are impressive and amazing. Worth a trip if in the area. We plan to take our kids next time we head back to Muskegon.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Both the Hackley and Hume homes are restored perfectly. Both reflect the bygone age of yesteryear when craftsmanship in building was exceptional. These homes are a tribute to the history of Muskegon, Mi and it bygone lumbering days.

1  Thank captfrog
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Muskegon, MI area these houses are well worth your time! You can tour both homes which are next door to each other along with a old Fire Station and a Depression era house just a block away! If you love...More

2  Thank Jan Y
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We toured the Hackley and Hume sites and really enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide was very cheerful and knowledgeable. It was a great way to spend a rainy Saturday morning. The Muskegon area was lucky to have these individuals in their town. It was wonderful...More

3  Thank ilovegaylord
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I planned a trip to Muskegon to visit this site. I looked at the site hours and overlooked they are CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesday and made a special trip...oops. They are also closed November thru April except for some special events so check their...More

1  Thank sunny10017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This a a wonderful treasure I found in Muskegon. I got a personal tour of these amazing homes. The detailed woodwork, trim and interior of these homes leave me speechless. The carving, stain glass and the interiors show master craftsmen at their finest. I was...More

1  Thank RightWei
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

2  Thank copperdragon66
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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

So nice to hear that you had an opportunity to tour our sites. Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 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.

2  Thank Mrs P
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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 Gwen M | 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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