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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

October Museum Store Special!
Oct 01, 2014

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST WITH 20% OFF ALL PINT GLASSES AND 20% OFF DRINKING AND DINING-RELATED BOOKS.

Treats in the Streets is Back!
Oct 26, 2014

One of the spookiest days of the year is back! Join us for our annual FREE family Halloween celebration at the Detroit Historical Museum on Sunday, October 26 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Gary Grimshaw: Detroit's Counterculture Poster Artist Opening Reception
Oct 30, 2014

Join us for a night of psychedelic art and music as we showcase the iconic rock n’ roll posters of Detroit artist, Gary Grimshaw (1946-2014). The night will also include a screening of the award-winning documentary, "Louder than Love," highlighting the Grande Ballroom at the height of its popularity in the late 60s.

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center: Windows of Opportunity Exhibit Opens in the Community Gallery
Oct 11, 2014

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF) is celebrating 170 years of service to Southeastern Michigan this year. In reflecting upon its history as one of Michigan’s oldest organizations, SVSF recognizes that it has stood the test of time because it has evolved as the needs of the community have evolved.