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Kellogg Manor House & Conference Center

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3700 E. Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
United States
Regions: Southwest Michigan
(269) 671-2160
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1927 Turdor style mansion and estate built by the late W.K. Kellogg, Battle Creek cereal magnate open year round for tours.
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Nicole Kokx
Our address says it all. Everyone wants to visit a place nestled in Hickory Corners and on Gull Lake Drive!  The home of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg and the surrounding gardens of the estate have been restored and is once again a beautiful and stately residence on a lovely lakeside setting. Close to Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, the Kellogg Manor House is a wonderful day trip for those interested in the history of the area, of Michigan, and of W.K.Kellogg and his philosophy of philanthropy and education.

Cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg was also an environmentalist who understood the importance of preserving the land and its resources. The W. K. Kellogg summer estate was built in 1925 - 1926 on the highest point overlooking Gull Lake. Kellogg and his second wife, Dr. Carrie Staines, designed a Tudor style house on 32 acres of eroded farmland. The site also includes a carriage house with a chauffeur residence, a greenhouse with a potting shed, a caretaker cottage, a boathouse, an authentic Dutch windmill and a lakeside pagoda. The Manor House was used by W. K. Kellogg, his second wife, the Kellogg children and grandchildren as a summer home until 1942, when the. Kelloggs vacated the estate to allow it to be used by the Coast Guard as an induction and training center. As the war drew to a close, the site was used by Percy Jones Hospital of nearby Battle Creek as a rehabilitation center for wounded servicemen.

The Manor House is completely barrier free.  The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Forest and Kellogg Dairy are within a few miles of the estate.   Also the Gilmore Car Museum is located  just  minutes away.  Prices are: $5 for adults; $4 for Senior Citizens (65 and older); $4 for students (ages 6-18); free for children 5 and under.  We welcome Motor Coach groups throughout the year. Groups can also add a meal with their tour. Arrangements can be made for meals in the Kellogg Manor House or McCrary Dining Hall.


The Conference Center offers several lodging options including two historical cottages original to the estate.

Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan (about 65 miles or 105 km from the main Michigan State University campus

Dates/Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday; 8am - 5pm
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