Welcome

SPECIAL NOTE:   Our usual activities including lectures and regular open houses remain suspended, but we are currently offering tours by appointment with some COVID restrictions.  

Please call 734-994-4898 or email kempfhousemuseum@gmail.com if we can be of assistance, or to arrange an appointment.

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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.

Tour 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.

The 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!

The Kempf House is open for walk-in guided tours on selected Sundays 1-4pm.  Tours are also available by appointment most days of the week for groups or individuals.

 

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