“two floors of magical artifacts”
Experience the treasures of Houdini, Thurston, and Michigan’s own Blackstone among hundreds of others. For more than 30 years the American Museum of Magic has delighted the public with wonders of magic, celebrating the contributions and life stories of magicians from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the largest collection of magic artifacts on display anywhere in the U.S. Discover what has been described as “the Smithsonian of American magic.” Founded in 1978, the museum contains two floors of artifacts of all the great magicians of the 19th and 20th centuries. See the only Magic Museum of its kind in the world. Open April-September, Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM. Other times by appointment. Admission. A separate research center with an archive of over a million pieces of magic information, a 50,000 volume library is open by appointment with applicable fees.
We stopped in late on a Saturday with two kids and two adults around 3:50 p.m. The owner was gracious enough to let us walk through at our leisure. You would not believe the number of antique magic show posters that decorate the walls! If you are a steampunk fan, a wanna be magician, or just love the history of it all, it is a fun walk through. I do believe they do magic shows as well, but we missed it due to the lateness of our arrival.
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American Museum of Magic
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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