Recognized by as one of the ten reasons to visit Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the Music House Museum offers a unique collection of instruments that provide guests with a walk through the history, the artistry and the engineering of automated music.

The Music House Museum

The Music House Museum, located in the beautiful rolling, orchard-covered hills of Grand Traverse County, just north of Traverse City, Michigan, was founded in 1983.

The Museum’s unique collection of instruments provides guests with a walk through the history, artistry and engineering of automated music.

The collection spans from the late 18th century to 1950, going from simple music boxes to early recorded sound and radio. The hour and a half long, docent guided tour showcases the beauty of the craftsmanship, the history of the era and the complexity of the engineering of the collection as well as allowing guests to hear many of the rare instruments on display actually play.

Living Music History
Learn about the history of the Music House Museum through photos and words.
Latest News
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Photo Galleries
Our multimedia section features photo galleries and audio clips from our instruments.
Donate & Volunteer
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