Behind The Scenes Tours

If you are a member, you can purchase tickets early by logging through the member log-in. Your username and password is your Membership ID number. 

Each season, the Detroit Historical Society hosts special Behind the Scenes tours of historic locations and other venues throughout metro Detroit. Past tours have included the Masonic Temple, Guardian Building, Packard Proving Grounds, Historic Fort Wayne, and the Lawrence P. Fisher Mansion. Listen as our expert guides show you these places in ways you’ve never experienced before!

These weekly tours normally take place on Saturdays, but occasionally special tours take place on weekdays. On average, tours last from 90 minutes to two hours.

Because reservations are required and many tours sell out quickly, we recommend that you make your plans for these tours well in advance. Tour information is released quarterly and posted on this page on the 1st of December, March, June and September for each upcoming season.

This season's tour tickets go on sale to members on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., and any remaining tickets will be available to the public on December 29, 2015.

If you prefer to register online, you must be logged in as a member to access discounted/early tickets. To log in, please visit the website and click on the "Member Login" tab, which is located across the top of the screen. Use your Society member ID number as both your Username and Password. 

If you are having trouble logging or for information on becoming a member in contact Sean Clyne at [email protected] or 313.833.0158. 

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Mystery Tour!
February 13 2016 |
10:00am to 1:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Includes special luncheon! Members will be...

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Felician Sisters Provincial House
February 20 2016 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Originating in Poland, the Felician...

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Joe Louis Arena
February 26 2016 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Friday tour Building on a rich history of...

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Detroit Opera House
March 5 2016 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Originally the Capitol Theatre, what is...

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DIA Behind the Scenes (Conservation Lab)
March 11 2016 |
2:00pm to 3:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Special Friday tour You have seen the...

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Venus Bronze Works
March 19 2016 |
11:00am to 1:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Begun in 1984, Venus Bronze works is ...

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