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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Address: 484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
Phone Number: +1 231-722-7578
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of...

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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A glimpse in to the past

Excellent tour if the homes of lumber barons Hackley and Humes. The properties are beautiful and we'll maintained, and the guides are informative and knowledgeable. A great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carla C
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Michigan
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Michigan
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour if the homes of lumber barons Hackley and Humes. The properties are beautiful and we'll maintained, and the guides are informative and knowledgeable. A great glimpse in to the past, and the lumbering industry that was booming in the late 1800s in to the early 1900s.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to an "obituary" tour here since it's the Halloween season. It was VERY interesting. They split us into two groups so we would all fit into the rooms. I've never been to these houses before, and I was absolutely over whelmed. The Hackley House in particular was spectacular. The guides were very knowledgeable and open... More 

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Rockford,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

These homes were spectacular to tour. For one price, you get to tour both of the homes, as well as the barn. The tour is guided and our guide was very well informed. It seems that the tours take place as often as needed. We only had to wait 20 minutes for the next tour to start. But we were... More 

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Diane. So nice to hear that you enjoyed your tour. The houses will be decorated for the holidays, so come back for a holiday tour if you have a chance. More 

Harrietta, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you're in Muskegon, these lumber barons' homes should not be missed. They've been restored in meticulous detail -- the stenciling, in particular, is gorgeous! The tour, which takes about 90 minutes, includes the carriage house and both mansions -- and if you've got some extra time, you should take a short walk to the Fire Barn Museum and the... More 

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments Tammy, so good to hear that you enjoyed your tour and had an opportunity to visit the Scolnik House and Fire Barn too. The houses will be decorated for the holidays and open on November 26 and 27 and December 26 and 27, so come back for a holiday tour if you can. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped in a little over an hour before they were to close for the day. The lady at the desk called and got us in with a group that had just started. The docent was kind to catch us up on the history. We toured both homes and learned so much about the logging history of Muskegon as well... More 

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour and appreciate hearing from you. The houses will be decorated for the holidays and we will have special tours November 26 and 27 and December 26 and 27, so please come back! More 

Hemlock, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to the wonderful Muskegon farmers market on a bright sunny day on the last Saturday in September. The market was celebrating The Fall Harvest Festival. We decided to drive the short distance to see some of the historic Victorian homes in downtown Muskegon. We parked our car near Hackley Park and walked down Webster Avenue, in a few... More 

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, responded to this review

So nice to hear you were able to join us for a tour! The houses will remain open through the month of October. Plus, we offer special Holiday Tours the weekend after Thanksgiving and the two days following Christmas. More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you like history, old historic homes and a great story you will love learning about this house and the people who lived here.They could make a movie with the real life story line of what happened here back in the day.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We drove by these 2 homes several times. They are amazing. I would have love to tour them but was not sure that was a possibility

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful homes - the woodwork throughout the houses is fantastic! Saw them during the holidays. Every room was decorated differently. Each to the period of late 1800's.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Hackley and Hume homes are simply awesome. There are stairs, let me warn you, so this is not a tour for the feint of joints. I must admit I was more team Hume than Hackley as far as architecture and decorating; I felt the Hackley's overdid it. But you will just have to take your own tour to see which... More 

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