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Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Muskegon

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Historic Site
The Hackley and Hume Historic Site tells the story of two men who used their business educations, work experiences, and natural talents to take advantage of lumbering opportunities in Muskegon and build vast fortunes. They not only worked together, but built homes on the same piece of land. The homes feature many original stained glass windows, exquisite wood carving, and period furnishings.
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  • Staff is friendly and helpful. They have a wealth of knowledge they love to share. Beautiful historical homes!  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ho...  more »
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  • Absolutely worth it. The detail and history of both houses is remarkable. Would do it again
  • Worth checking out. Great history in these old houses. Tour guides are great and very informative.
  • I highly recommend this tour. You need a good 1-2 hours to enjoy both houses. Our 6 year old son did well on the 1st house but didn't last for the 2nd one. I had to take a break with him and my wife finished the second house. It's very educational and gives you a prespective of how the rich lived at the turn of the century. The architecture (Queen Anne) is amazing and definitely worth seeing if you're in the area. There are historical homes on the same street that are private, but you can take a nice walk and observe from the outside.
  • Decent tour and inexpensive. Was kind of hot and the houses have no ac. They provide hand fans for each person, but still kinda hot. We've been to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, so the comparison isn't quite fair, but fun little tour if you have time. Not essential.
  • It was a really cool piece of history. Would go again.