1895 home of local businessman Carl
Voigt seeks to preserve the
lifestyle of late Victorian period Grand Rapids. The Voigt House is a
property of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids.
House Victorian Museum is the
former residence of the
prosperous Victorian Grand Rapids businessman Carl Voigt and his
family. All the rooms and their original contents have been maintained
to present a snapshot of life int he late 1800s.
Voigt's furniture is a major
highlight of this opulent home.
It is lavishly decorated with silk and tapestry wall coverings, elegant
brass chandeliers and fine oriental rugs. Personal items such as art,
objects of clothing, and even bathing articles, give visitors an
authentic taste of everyday life in the Victorian era. Other features
include the carriage house, the Milling Company Gift Shop and
historically landscaped grounds.
learn about everything from the
garments worn by prosperous Victorian women to the methods of cooking
and cleaning used by the servants.
The Museum is open for special events only.
Call Museum for admission cost.
Voigt House Victorian Museum is
located on College Avenue,
off of the I-196 exit.