Behind The Scenes Tours

Each season, the Detroit Historical Society hosts special Behind the Scenes tours of historic locations and other venues throughout metro Detroit. Let our expert guides show you these places in ways you’ve never experienced before!

These weekly tours normally take place on Saturdays, but some do take place on weekdays. On average, tours last from 90 minutes to two hours.  Most tours require you to meet at the tour location.

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.  If you purchase your tickets online, you will receive an email from our Programs staff by the next business day that will confirm your tour details and include a map and directions to the meeting location. We will not forward a physical ticket.

Tickets for upcoming Behind the Scenes and Historic Houses of Worship tours will be available to all members starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time. Public registration for any remaining tickets begins December 27.  All ticket sales are final; no refunds or tour credits can be given unless the guide reschedules the tour.

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 in or for information on becoming a member contact Sean Clyne at seanc@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.0158. 

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Country Club of Detroit
December 10 2016 |
10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for waitlist information. Includes lunch! The Country Club of Detroit...

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National Shrine of the Little Flower
January 12 2017 |
10:00am to 11:00am

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before...

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Fox Theatre
January 15 2017 |
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before...

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Conservation and Museum Services
January 21 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Detroit Public Library
January 27 2017 |
10:30am to 12:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Shinola Corporate Headquarters
February 2 2017 |
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Redford Theatre
February 11 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Yankee Air Museum
February 25 2017 |
10:30am to 3:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Benson Ford Research Center
March 4 2017 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Lawrence P. Fisher mansion
March 12 2017 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Detroit Boat Club
March 18 2017 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Shinola Corporate Headquarters - Second Tour!
March 23 2017 |
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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