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Meadow Brook Hall

Meadow Brook Hall A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is an historic house museum, cultural center and events and wedding venue. Built by Matilda Dodge and Alfred Wilson, Meadow Brook is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

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Oh what fun! Our dazzling light show Winter Wonder Lights kicked off this weekend with pizzazz! Join us select evenings ...
11/27/2022

Oh what fun! Our dazzling light show Winter Wonder Lights kicked off this weekend with pizzazz!

Join us select evenings until Dec. 30 for a sparkling holiday experience with light, music, tasty concessions and so much fun! Plan your visit at meadowbrookholidays.com!

Welcome to the Holidays at Meadow Brook 2022! We are officially open for visitors to our dazzling shows by day and night...
11/25/2022
Holidays at Meadow Brook

Welcome to the Holidays at Meadow Brook 2022! We are officially open for visitors to our dazzling shows by day and night! We hope you will join us for our most enchanting season yet with the 51st year of Holiday Walk and the return of our newest light show experience, Winter Wonder Lights!

The Holidays at Meadow Brook features two dazzling family-friendly holiday events - Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights.

It's beginning to look a lot like the Holidays at Meadow Brook! Starting tomorrow, we will be making days & nights brigh...
11/25/2022

It's beginning to look a lot like the Holidays at Meadow Brook! Starting tomorrow, we will be making days & nights bright with Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights! Book your tickets now at meadowbrookholidays.com!

The best place to be is together.  We hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving spent with those you love.
11/24/2022

The best place to be is together. We hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving spent with those you love.

We're the only destination in Michigan in the running for USA TODAY USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for the Best...
11/23/2022
Vote for Meadow Brook Hall as 2022's Best Historic Holiday Home Tour

We're the only destination in Michigan in the running for USA TODAY USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for the Best Historic Holiday Home Tour! Vote for us today and every day until Monday, Dec. 5 to help us stay in the top ten!

Meadow Brook Hall: Vote for your favorite historic holiday home tour!!

There are only a few days left until we open our gates for the Holidays at Meadow Brook! This year promises to be more e...
11/22/2022

There are only a few days left until we open our gates for the Holidays at Meadow Brook! This year promises to be more enchanting than ever, whether you come by day for our beloved annual Holiday Walk - now in its 51st year! - or spend your evening with us at the estate with the spectacular Winter Wonder Lights. Bring your family, a friend or someone special! Tickets must be booked in advance at meadowbrookholidays.com!

11/21/2022
The Holidays at Meadow Brook bring family fun by day & night

Let your days and nights be bright with us. The Holidays at Meadow Brook bring family fun for all ages by day with Holiday Walk and at night with Winter Wonder Lights. There is so much to see at the most wonder-filled time of year! Details are at meadowbrookholidays.com!

These are the moments. This is the season. We're so excited to spend the holidays with you! Tickets for the Holidays at ...
11/19/2022

These are the moments. This is the season. We're so excited to spend the holidays with you! Tickets for the Holidays at Meadow Brook - featuring Holiday Walk by day and Winter Wonder Lights at night - are going fast. Visit us at meadowbrookholidays.com to plan your experience.

*GIVEAWAY* The Holidays at Meadow Brook open in one week and we're feeling jolly! Enter our giveaway for your chance to ...
11/18/2022
GIVEAWAY! Win tickets to Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook!

*GIVEAWAY* The Holidays at Meadow Brook open in one week and we're feeling jolly! Enter our giveaway for your chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to Winter Wonder Lights!

Winter Wonder Lights is a special evening of lights, music and magic where visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark at its most festive. Enjoy fun concessions, bonfires and even a peak inside the historic mansion decked for the holidays! Learn more at meadowbrookholidays.com.

All winners will be notified by email on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Enter to win today!

*GIVEAWAY* It's the most wonder-filled time of year! We're giving away five pairs of tickets to our all-new light show Winter Wonder Lights! All winners will be notified on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Enter for your chance to win today!

Meadow Brook Hall is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. With a vibrant collection of tours, events, programs and...
11/17/2022
Support Meadow Brook for the Oakland University Fund Drive

Meadow Brook Hall is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. With a vibrant collection of tours, events, programs and experiences, it is a vital part of the community.

And there is so much more we can do. With your support, we can preserve and share this National Historic Landmark with future generations.

As the birthplace of Oakland University We’re asking OU faculty, staff and retirees to help us preserve OU’s own National Historic Landmark with your 2022 OUFD gifts. Matilda would be grateful for your support.

Help us keep the doors open by supporting Meadow Brook Hall during OU's All-University Fund Drive. Your gift has an impact here.

We are proud to share that the remarkable restoration of Meadow Brook Hall's Gate Lodge has earned a historic preservati...
11/16/2022
Restoration of Gate Lodge Earns Historic Preservation Award

We are proud to share that the remarkable restoration of Meadow Brook Hall's Gate Lodge has earned a historic preservation award!

Two members of the Oakland University community have been awarded the 2022 Earl Borden Preservation Leadership award from the City of Rochester Hills- Government - Meadow Brook's Curator Madelyn Chrapla and Michael Klieman, a generous local golfer, who took action to fund the project.

Built in 1928, the Gate Lodge welcomed visitors to Meadow Brook Hall, the country estate of Matilda and Alfred Wilson. Over the years, the Gate Lodge fell into disrepair. In 2020, an external restoration project of the historic property began.

Progress to date on this extensive renovation touched nearly every element of the building inside and out, from re-wiring electrical, repairing lights, refinishing floors and replacing patio tiles, to recutting the driveway and restoring the restroom and kitchen to full functionality.

All work was conducted with respect to original and historic materials, under the guidance of Meadow Brook Hall, which has been recognized for its long history of preservation and stewardship.

Members of the Oakland University community have been recognized for their work to restore the original Gate Lodge to Meadow Brook Estate.

Every moment brings us closer to the Holidays at Meadow Brook! Our team and volunteers are hard at work this week to ins...
11/15/2022

Every moment brings us closer to the Holidays at Meadow Brook! Our team and volunteers are hard at work this week to install the incredible light installations and decorations that make this National Historic Landmark unique. We'll turn the lights on Friday, Nov. 25 for a dazzling new season!

In a home filled with rare and precious things, the Aeolian Organ at Meadow Brook Hall stands apart as something quite r...
11/12/2022
A Special Look - and Listen - at Meadow Brook's Aeolian Organ

In a home filled with rare and precious things, the Aeolian Organ at Meadow Brook Hall stands apart as something quite remarkable.

Surrounded by an ornate inlaid wood console made of American Oak and featuring elegant and winding white flowers, the organ can be played from inside the Organ Alcove – a space between the hall’s library and living room.

A beautiful Tiffany Studios lamp hangs above the alcove, bathing the space with a beautiful and ethereal glow. The bulk of the organ exists within the structure of the historic mansion. In addition to the Organ Alcove itself, three chambers of organ pipes stretch across the basement, with a pipe room echoing through the fourth floor.

More than one hundred years after it was built, listening to a performance on Meadow Brook’s remarkable Aeolian Organ is a unique occasion.

Whether you’re able to hear the instrument or simply see it, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Learn and listen in this Meadow Brook Minute video by Oakland University

In a home filled with rare and precious things, the Aeolian Organ at Meadow Brook Hall stands apart as something quite remarkable.Surrounded by an ornate inl...

It doesn't get more dazzling than this dramatic view of our Pegasus Fountain lit up for Winter Wonder Lights. Have you b...
11/11/2022

It doesn't get more dazzling than this dramatic view of our Pegasus Fountain lit up for Winter Wonder Lights. Have you booked your tickets yet? We'll have the lights on for the Holidays at Meadow Brook from Friday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Dec. 30. Details & tickets are available at meadowbrookholidays.com!

In the mood for romance. Set your wedding at Meadow Brook Hall for an unforgettable - and incredibly romantic - experien...
11/09/2022

In the mood for romance. Set your wedding at Meadow Brook Hall for an unforgettable - and incredibly romantic - experience. We host breathtaking weddings of all styles, with inspired cuisine and first-class service.

Beautiful photography Bill Mcdad Photography

Pink damask and French florals fill Matilda's bedroom at Meadow Brook. We're in the final days of regular touring for th...
11/08/2022

Pink damask and French florals fill Matilda's bedroom at Meadow Brook. We're in the final days of regular touring for the year, with the last tours running on Sunday, Nov. 13. Then, we'll close our gates to ready the historic mansion for all things holidays. Our breathtaking events Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights will debut on Friday, Nov. 25. Plan your visit today at meadowbrookhall.org/tours!

Vote for Meadow Brook Hall in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! We're the ONLY destination in Michigan sel...
11/07/2022
Vote for Meadow Brook Hall as 2022's Best Historic Holiday Home Tour

Vote for Meadow Brook Hall in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! We're the ONLY destination in Michigan selected as a top contender for Best Historic Holiday Home Tour.

Voting ends Monday, Dec. 5 - you can vote once every day until then. We're so excited - vote for us!

Meadow Brook Hall: Vote for your favorite historic holiday home tour!!

11/04/2022

The Holidays at Meadow Brook will bring you indoor sights and outdoor lights with our two dazzling attractions - Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights!

By day, tour the historic mansion decked in holiday splendor and experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent trees, trimmings and lights galore. By night, see the estate illuminated with sparkling light installations inspired by the magnificent Meadow Brook Hall. The evening features concessions, bonfires and a special peek inside the mansion.

Celebrate the most wonder-filled time of year with us! Tickets are available online now at meadowbrookholidays.com!

It’s been a big year and your team deserves to celebrate. No place brings the holiday cheer quite like Meadow Brook at t...
11/03/2022
Holiday Corporate Parties at Meadow Brook Hall

It’s been a big year and your team deserves to celebrate. No place brings the holiday cheer quite like Meadow Brook at the most wonder-filled time of year! We have limited availability to book a sparkling corporate holiday party for 2022. Perfect for networking events, client appreciations or staff celebrations!

Host a corporate holiday party during the Holidays at Meadow Brook for a sparkling evening your guests will never forget.

Forever hand in hand. If you're taking the next big step with your special person, our team would love to help you host ...
11/02/2022

Forever hand in hand. If you're taking the next big step with your special person, our team would love to help you host a breathtaking wedding at Meadow Brook Hall.

Beautiful photography by Olivia Wenzel Photography

Our fall color is starting to fade, but November has begun beautifully. There are just two weeks left of regular touring...
11/01/2022

Our fall color is starting to fade, but November has begun beautifully.

There are just two weeks left of regular touring for the year. We'll close the gates on November 14 to finish Meadow Brook's transformation into the most dazzling holiday destination in the state! The Holidays at Meadow Brook will kick off on Friday, Nov. 25! All tour tickets are available at meadowbrookhall.org/tours.

Happy Halloween! Everyone loves to dress up - even Matilda and the Dodge children. The Dodge Wilson family hosted masque...
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween! Everyone loves to dress up - even Matilda and the Dodge children. The Dodge Wilson family hosted masquerade and fancy dress parties at Meadow Brook.

Photo 1: Danny, Frances and Anna Margaret in fancy dress
Photo 2: Matilda dressed in a Civil War era gown

Owooooooooooo! It might not be a werewolf, but there is plenty to enjoy at Meadow Brook on this spooky weekend. Find Got...
10/28/2022

Owooooooooooo! It might not be a werewolf, but there is plenty to enjoy at Meadow Brook on this spooky weekend. Find Gothic arches, secret staircases and more as you haunt this house! Tour tickets are available at meadowbrookhall.org/tours!

Planning your holiday season? Join our membership program and receive half-off tickets to Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder...
10/27/2022

Planning your holiday season? Join our membership program and receive half-off tickets to Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights, along with free general touring, early access to events and so much more!

Full details are at meadowbrookhall.org/membership!

It's officially engagement season! We hope you've just been swept off your feet!Our team is here to help newly engaged c...
10/26/2022

It's officially engagement season! We hope you've just been swept off your feet!

Our team is here to help newly engaged couples plan their wedding. From lush garden weddings to gorgeous mansion celebrations, Meadow Brook is a stunning backdrop for your happiest day ever.

Beautiful photos by Alicia Frances Photography

As the birthplace of Oakland University Meadow Brook is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. With a vibrant collec...
10/25/2022
Support Meadow Brook for the Oakland University Fund Drive

As the birthplace of Oakland University Meadow Brook is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. With a vibrant collection of tours, events, programs and experiences, it is a vital part of the community.

And there is so much more we can do. With your support, we can preserve and share this National Historic Landmark with future generations.

We’re asking OU faculty, staff and retirees to help us preserve OU’s own National Historic Landmark with your 2022 OUFD gifts. Matilda would be grateful for your support.

Help us keep the doors open by supporting Meadow Brook Hall during OU's All-University Fund Drive. Your gift has an impact here.

Meadow Brook Hall has been featured in a prominent national news article by USA TODAY Yahoo News Detroit Free Press as a...
10/24/2022
Meadow Brook featured in USA Today

Meadow Brook Hall has been featured in a prominent national news article by USA TODAY Yahoo News Detroit Free Press as among the 11 largest historic homes in the country–and the only one in the Midwest.

Built in 1929, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale. Read the full article for more!

Meadow Brook Hall has been featured by USA Today and Yahoo News as among the 11 largest historic homes in the country.

Our fall foliage is at its peak and we are looking forward to a beautiful weekend. Don't miss your chance to tour the es...
10/21/2022

Our fall foliage is at its peak and we are looking forward to a beautiful weekend. Don't miss your chance to tour the estate this fall and fill your life with color! 🍁🌿🍂

Find the most romantic spaces inside Meadow Brook Hall. From our elegant interiors to our exquisite gardens, there is no...
10/20/2022

Find the most romantic spaces inside Meadow Brook Hall. From our elegant interiors to our exquisite gardens, there is no more beautiful backdrop for your wedding than the Great Estate. Our wedding team can schedule a site visit and help coordinate the wedding of your dreams. Start the conversation at [email protected].

Gorgeous photography by Kayleigh Taylor Photography.

Today, we are celebrating Matilda Dodge Wilson on her 139th birthday. Matilda was a remarkable woman who lived a remarka...
10/19/2022

Today, we are celebrating Matilda Dodge Wilson on her 139th birthday. Matilda was a remarkable woman who lived a remarkable life.

She survived great tragedies in her family and truly devoted herself to bettering the people and community around her. By all accounts, she was a gracious, thoughtful and driven person who understood the great gifts life had given her, and never forgot her roots as the daughter of a saloon keeper.

As the woman behind this National Historic Landmark and founder of Oakland University Matilda has left a meaningful legacy that has enriched our community and nation and positively impacts so many lives every day.

Waltz your way into a romantic night of holiday elegance with Starlight Stroll. It's a beautiful way to experience Meado...
10/18/2022
Starlight Stroll at Meadow Brook Hall

Waltz your way into a romantic night of holiday elegance with Starlight Stroll. It's a beautiful way to experience Meadow Brook at its most merry with a sparkling evening of eating, drinking, dancing and more.

The event is Wednesday, Dec. 7 and features a strolling dinner, open bar, live music, dancing in the ballroom and the opportunity to explore the historic hall decked for the holidays. Tickets are on sale now - and are expected to sell out!

Starlight Stroll invites guests to enjoy Meadow Brook at its most merry with a sparkling evening of eating, drinking, dancing and more.

Scarlet, green & golden hues at the Great Estate today. Fall is such a beautiful time to visit Meadow Brook Hall!
10/17/2022

Scarlet, green & golden hues at the Great Estate today. Fall is such a beautiful time to visit Meadow Brook Hall!

Gather your friends and family for a holiday group tour to experience the joy of the season at Meadow Brook Hall’s annua...
10/15/2022
Holiday Group Tours at Meadow Brook Hall

Gather your friends and family for a holiday group tour to experience the joy of the season at Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk.

We offer a special rate for groups of ten or more, or stay for an elegant lunch in one of our beautifully decorated rooms. It's the perfect year-end outing for families, book clubs, church groups, PTAs and more.

Plan your holiday group experience today!

Gather your group for a special Holiday Group Tour rate or enjoy a Group Tour & Lunch experience during the Holidays at Meadow Brook!

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. MontgomeryThis October, we are open for visitors Fridays...
10/14/2022

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery

This October, we are open for visitors Fridays through Mondays. Plan your visit at meadowbrookhall.org/tours!

A beautiful day, filled with romance and rich autumn colors. Are you engaged and wedding planning? Meadow Brook Hall is ...
10/13/2022

A beautiful day, filled with romance and rich autumn colors. Are you engaged and wedding planning? Meadow Brook Hall is the most beautiful backdrop for your wedding, in any season. Contact our events team at [email protected] to schedule a site visit and learn more about being married at Meadow Brook.

Gorgeous photography by Samantha Leigh Studios

Our after-dark Flashlight Tours are selling fast - few spaces remain before the tours end on Halloween night. Don't miss...
10/11/2022
Flashlight Tours at Meadow Brook Hall

Our after-dark Flashlight Tours are selling fast - few spaces remain before the tours end on Halloween night. Don't miss your chance for this truly unique experience.

Visitors will see Meadow Brook Hall in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before. Peak behind ropes, under tables and inside cabinets to highlight the secret spaces you probably missed in the daylight.

Tickets are available at meadowbrookhall.org/flashlight.

See Meadow Brook Hall in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated with a Flashlight Tour.

It's a beautiful day for a beautiful day at Meadow Brook. We're open for visitors today and tomorrow. Plan your visit at...
10/09/2022

It's a beautiful day for a beautiful day at Meadow Brook. We're open for visitors today and tomorrow. Plan your visit at meadowbrookhall.org/tours!

The chilly weather is perfect for cozying up with a good book. Meadow Brook's Libray is filled with colorful titles and ...
10/07/2022

The chilly weather is perfect for cozying up with a good book. Meadow Brook's Libray is filled with colorful titles and rich carved wood shelves, not to mention velvet settees and leaded glass windows. Visit us this weekend for a tour to uncover this and other treasures. Tickets are available at meadowbrookhall.org/tours. Where's your favorite place to read?

Something thrilling this way comes for Oakland University students! We're hosting a free evening at Meadow Brook Hall wi...
10/06/2022
OU Student Film Night at Meadow Brook Hall

Something thrilling this way comes for Oakland University students! We're hosting a free evening at Meadow Brook Hall with OU Student Film Night.

First, view Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying masterpiece “The Shining,” starring a deranged Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, in the majestic two-story Gothic-inspired ballroom of Meadow Brook. Following the film, students will take a special tour of the National Historic Landmark by flashlight with an experienced guide, who will light your way through the darkness…

The event is free, but RSVPs are required! Click below to secure your place!

OU students will be treated to a thrilling evening at Meadow Brook with OU Student Film Night screening of "The Shining" and flashlight tour.

Meadow Brook is lovely in every season. We're open for tours Fridays through Mondays this fall. What will you discover? ...
10/05/2022

Meadow Brook is lovely in every season. We're open for tours Fridays through Mondays this fall. What will you discover? Tickets are always available at meadowbrookhall.org/tours.

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350 Estate Drive
Rochester, MI
48309

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Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America.

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The market at MeadowBrook is so pretty and they have some really nice items.
We had a wonderful time Sunday at your Holiday nighttime walk! The weather was absolutely perfect! Can't wait to come back again, next year!
*** Mystery Dinner Thursday 10/17/19 ***

I have (2) tickets to this event and unfortunately cannot attend due to family issue. I really need to sell this tickets, if you are interested in purchasing them please contact Jill Moran at Meadow Brook directly and she will assist you in purchasing my two available tickets. Jill Moran 248-364-6252
A great museum this gorgeous estate of Alfred and Matilda (Dodge) Wilson is. Come and visit for a tour or one of the many of the programs offered. Visit their website for details. I'm excited about the upcoming Murder Mystery dinner and the Holiday Walk.
I love volunteering at Meadow Brook Hall! Great history and architecture.
Are there any Free Friday events planned for the Summer of 2019 like those they hosted last Summer?
An excellent lecture last night on the architecture of Meadow Brook Hall. Madelyn Rzadkowolski, the curator, provided a wonderful talk on the architectural planning and construction, from the building itself to the wonderful details that abound throughout. A very interesting, educational, and enjoyable lecture.
where is this place?
Will there be any free Friday tours this year?
Hi Meadow Brook Hall & Gardens, we are thrilled to share this amazing wedding you were a part of with all of our brides! https://vimeo.com/302951647
https://www.maharaniweddings.com/indian-wedding-videos/2019-01-02/11878-birmingham-mi-indian-wedding-by-killer-creations
Can I purchase the year membership directly from Meadow Brook Hall while I am visiting it next time?
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