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:

The Parade Company
October 25 2014 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. You’re invited to take a behind the scenes look and...

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William E. Scripps Mansion
November 1 2014 | 11:00am to 2:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. This special tour starts with lunch at the C-Pub at...

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Detroit Golf Club
November 8 2014 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Includes lunch! Founded by William R. Farrand and...

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Charles Lang Freer House
November 13 2014 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Special Thursday Tour — back by popular demand! The...

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WWJ Newsradio 950
November 15 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Tour Michigan’s only all-news radio station, WWJ...

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Detroit Media Partnership Operations Facility
November 22 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Detroit Free Press was first published as the Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer in 1831. The Detroit News...

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Loren Andrus Octagon House
December 4 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Special Thursday Tour! In the late 1850s, a friendly...

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