The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collection of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers and lamps, art glass, the World's largest restored theater pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines, and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting. The primary motives behind the collection are the preservation and sharing of the experience of these marvelous inventions of the Western World.
Place de la Musique contains the largest and finest collection of restored automatic music instruments in the world, including an 8,000 pipe Wurlitzer Theater Organ, 30 dance, fairground and band organs, and calliopes. 40 large American and European orchestrions, 60 coins operated piano based music machines, and over 300 music boxes and phonographs.
These machines have been restored to look and sound as they originally did, and the Sanfilippo Foundation shares the experience with charity guests at events throughout the year.
The Place de la Musique is the private home of the Sanfilippo family.
* The 44,000 square-foot Residence houses the Collection, as well as a
* Docents are on hand to demonstrate music machines for guests.
* The Wurlitzer Theater Organ features live organists, but can also be played anytime from a player-system, in the 300-seat theater.
* The 1890 Eden Palais Carousel is fully functional, and rides are offered.
* An 1881 Grant Steam Locomotive, Caboose, and Pullman Palace train car are open to board.