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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 will soon need a Recreation Passport to enter the island
Feb 01, 2015

Starting February 1, 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.

African American History Day
Feb 07, 2015

The Detroit Historical Museum is a great place to kick off Black History Month as we celebrate African American history and culture

January 2015 Museum Store Sales!
Jan 01, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 North American International Auto Show, take 20% off of all auto-related books online and at the Detroit Historical Museum Store. At the Dossin Great Lakes Museum Store, come in for your free copy of the Telescope, while supplies last; one per household.

New "100 years of Kiwanis" Exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum!
Jan 10, 2014

Open January 10 – March 22, 2015 in the Community Gallery The Detroit Kiwanis Club No. 1 is the first Kiwanis Club in the world. It was founded in downtown Detroit in 1915 by a group of businessmen, led by Allen Brown.