The Kempf House Museum, built in 1853, was home to the Kempfs, a busy German-American Family who lived and worked in the 1890’s.
Trained guides will lead you through restored rooms, including the music studio where the 1877 Steinway Concert Grand Piano remains as it has for over 100 years. Visitors will also hear about how Ann Arbor has grown into a prosperous city, a cultural center, and the home of the University of Michigan.
Preserving Our Heritage, Sharing Our History
The Kempf House Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the Bennett-Kempf house, its garden and collections. This 1853 Greek Revival house is a unique resource because of its national architectural significance, downtown location, and the distinguished contributions of the Kempfs to the musical culture of Ann Arbor. By making the house accessible to the public, we seek to promote understanding and appreciation of our local history.
Kempf House also hosts a Fall and Spring Noon Lecture Series and various exciting social and historical events. Check the Events Page to see what is coming up this month!
Kempf House is open for guided tours on Sundays 1-4pm (except holidays), from September through December, and April through May. Check the Events Page for exact dates. Tours are also available by appointment for groups or individuals. Admission is free.