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Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

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Meadow Brook Hall is a Tudor revival style mansion located at 350 Estate Drive in Rochester Hills, Michigan. It was built between 1926 and 1929 by the heiress to the Dodge automaker fortune, Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, lumber baron, Alfred Wilson. Covering 88,000 square feet (8,200 m2) with 110 rooms, the structure is the fourth largest historic mansion museum in the United States, and is classified as one of America's Castles. In 1957, the mansion and the surrounding property and buildings were donated to the state of Michigan in order to fund Michigan State University–Oakland, now known as Oakland University. The structure was named a National Historic Landmark in 2012.
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  • Loved the tour guide. She was knowledgeable about every aspect of the building and its former residents. And... this estate is exquisite. 
    Loved the tour guide. She was knowledgeable about every aspect of the building and its former residents. And... this estate is exquisite.  more »
  • Great information about the history of the family and the house. Very interesting home and grounds. Well worth the trip. Viewed the playhouse and child cabin, too, which was part of our entrance fee. 
    Great information about the history of the family and the house. Very interesting home and grounds. Well worth the trip. Viewed the playhouse and child cabin, too, which was part of our entrance fee.  more »
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  • A true gem to visit!! We did two tours back-to-back & I'd highly recommend this option. First we went to the very first guided house tour of the day & we followed up with the guided behind-the-scenes tour. You get see the main parts of the historic house in the regular tour & then see how the house was run and how the staff got around in the behind-the-scenes tour. Just be aware that there are a lot of stairs in that tour. There was a wedding on the day we went so we couldn't do much exploring of the grounds, but we'll be back!!
  • I love stopping at this place when I get up into Michigan. It is such a beautiful home and has a few different tour options for the avid history lover or just a casual traveler on a fun trip. You must get your tickets in advance from their website and it looks like (at the time of this posting) a regular adult ticket was only $15. I am excited to come back around Christmas time to see the holiday tour and then also for the new winter wonder lights event. 😊 can't wait to visit again.

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