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:

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

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Includes lunch! The Yankee Air Museum,...

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

*No photography permitted The Benson Ford Research Center’s holdings include the historical records and photographs of Ford...

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

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Sunday tour! Lawrence Fisher was the most ...

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

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. The Detroit Boat Club Crew was founded in...

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

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Thursday tour! Shinola has transformed 80,...

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Theodore Levin U.S. District Courthouse
April 7 2017 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Art House
April 22 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Stahls Automotive Museum
April 28 2017 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Foundation Hotel Detroit
May 6 2017 |
10:30am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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David Whitney Building
May 13 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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An Ann Arbor Adventure
May 22 2017 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Detroit Opera House
June 3 2017 |
10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Art Walk Wayne State
June 10 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Comerica Park
June 22 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour
June 24 2017 |
10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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