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Honolulu House Museum, Marshall

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4.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Honolulu House is a historic home in Marshall, Michigan, built in 1860 as a Hawaiian-inspired house with Italianate and Gothic Revival styles. It was built by Abner Pratt, a former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and United States Consul to Hawaii under President James Buchanan. Pratt lived in the Hawaiian islands for many years, and after settling in Marshall, he began to recreate his former surroundings by building Honolulu House. The house was built across the street from a house that Pratt had built as a wedding gift for his daughter in 1841. The Honolulu house has a sprawling wraparound porch, reminiscent of the Hawaiian 'Iolani Palace. The walls were painted with tropical scenes.Pratt died of pneumonia in 1863. The house was renovated in 1951 and was acquired in 1961 by the Marshall Historical Society for use as a museum.
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  • Interesting piece of history. We were participating in the home tour, so we liked the guided tour and the background stories of the various owners. 
  • The tour was wonderful, Sue was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the house. It was very interesting. 
  • This is an old house that was built by a man who loved the Hawaiian Islands. The motif is that of Hawaii, hence the name Honolulu House. It takes about 45 minutes to see, we received a private tour by...  read more »
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