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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 Dossin Great Lakes Film Series
Mar 08, 2015

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum More Bob-lo Memories” will bring you back to the fun-filled summer days.

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.

February Store Specials!
Feb 14, 2015

Take 20% off of all African-American history-related titles at both Museums and online for Black History Month.