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. Public offering will begin September 23.

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.

We invite you to join us as we go Behind the Scenes at some of metro Detroit’s most unique locations. 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. Visit the event calendar to learn about upcoming Behind the Scenes tours!

Please visit our event calendar to learn about upcoming presentations.

Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
August 2 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Before there was Highland Park or River Rouge, there was Henry Ford's first Model T plant in Detroit's Milwaukee Junction...

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Charles Lang Freer House
August 7 2014 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. The Freer House is considered to be one of the most...

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Benson Ford Research Center
August 16 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. The Benson Ford Research Center holdings include the...

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Packard Proving Grounds
August 23 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Dedicated in 1927, the buildings at the Proving Grounds in Utica were designed by Albert Kahn, and the oval test track was so...

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ArtWalk at WSU
September 6 2014 | 10:00am to 10:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. With generous support from the Community Foundation...

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Historic Fort Wayne
September 13 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Fort Wayne was built in 1845 in response to the...

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J.W. Westcott Co. Offices
September 20 2014 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. The J.W. Westcott Company was established in 1874 by...

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Woodmere Cemetery
September 27 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Woodmere is one of the most historic cemeteries in the Detroit area. Since its founding in 1867 by a group of prominent Detroit...

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