*In-person tours of the homes have now been canceled for the remainder of the 2020 holiday season. Hackley and Hume Historic Site will offer a series of free virtual tours.

For more information, visit bit.ly/VirtualHHHS2020.

The holiday spirit will soon come alive at Hackley & Hume Historic Site in Muskegon. Its annual Holiday Tours take visitors through the late-19th-century homes decked in their holiday best.  

Hackley & Hume Historic Site is comprised of two restored Queen Anne-style homes, which served as the residences of two of Muskegon’s most prominent lumber barons. The homes feature intricate wood carvings, stained glass and stenciled walls and ceilings, as well as some original furniture and family possessions. The homes are operated by Lakeshore Museum Center.

Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Muskegon
Credit: Courtesy of Lakeshore Museum Center

The Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours, a beloved family tradition, will return Nov. 28–Dec. 30.

“We’re so excited to continue the tradition this year,” said Erin Schmitz, program manager. “Despite how different 2020 has been, we are thrilled to bring back holiday tours that families have come to know and love.”

Visitors can experience the houses this holiday season on 45-minute guided tours as they explore the Hackley and Hume Houses all decorated for Christmas while learning the history of the many holiday traditions. In addition to touring the homes, Perry’s Pines will be selling trees in the courtyard throughout the season.

Additional holiday tour dates are as follows:

  • Nov. 28, 2­–7 p.m.
  • Nov. 29, 2–7 p.m.
  • Dec. 5, 2–7 p.m.
  • Dec. 12, 2–7 p.m.
  • Dec. 19, 2–7 p.m.
  • Dec. 29, 2–7 p.m.
  • Dec. 30, 2–7 p.m.
Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Muskegon
Credit: Courtesy of Lakeshore Museum Center

Hackley and Hume members receive free admission during all of the holiday tour days/hours. For non-members, tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for kids ages 2–12. Space is limited; tickets can be purchased at the door.

Lakeshore Museum Center has taken steps to protect staff and visitors from COVID-19. Face masks, social distancing, limited capacity and extensive cleaning are just a few of the guidelines in place. Visit the website for more details.

 For more information, call 231-722-7578 or visit lakeshoremuseum.org.