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'Behind the Scenes' Historic Tours

Our "Behind the Scenes" tours give you an in-depth look at some of Detroit's most iconic, history-making places.

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News & Events

Visitors of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and Belle Isle need a Recreation Passport to enter the island
Feb 01, 2015

Going forward, the Michigan DNR has informed the Detroit Historical Society that the Recreation Passport will be strictly enforced for every vehicle entering Belle Isle Park. If you are planning to visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum or attend an event and do not have a Passport, you can purchase one on the island.

March Film Series
Mar 08, 2015

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum - 2 p.m. "More Bob-lo Memories” will bring you back to the fun-filled summer days. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum - 3 p.m. "Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road" This 1997 Emmy Award winner captures the spirit and eccentricity of metro Detroit’s most provocative thoroughfare.

The 34th Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival
Mar 07, 2015

Sponsored by the Ford Seahorses Scuba Diving Club, this conference looks at the history of shipwrecks on the inland seas. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is a partner in this event, so look for our special display.

March Store Specials!
Mar 01, 2015

Detroit Historical Society members get am additional 10% off at the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and online store!