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:

Theodore Levin U.S. District Courthouse/Million Dollar Courtroom
April 24 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Special Thursday tour! Construction began on the...

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St. Sabbas Monastery
May 1 2014 | 11:00am to 2:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Special Thursday Tour and Luncheon! St. Sabbas...

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Art House
May 10 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Art House, originally the Elisha Taylor home, is a...

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Masonic Temple
May 10 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Did you miss the April Masonic Temple tour?  Join us...

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John King Used & Rare Books
May 17 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. In 1983, John K. King purchased the giant, abandoned...

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David Whitney Building Under Construction Tour
May 31 2014 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 3131.833.1801. Special “Under Construction” Tour *Includes Lunch!...

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Hamtramck Walking Tour
June 7 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Hamtramck was originally settled by German farmers,...

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Ferry Street Walking Tour
June 12 2014 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Special Thursday Evening Tour! Beginning with an...

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Palmer Park Walking Tour
June 21 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Few neighborhoods offer as broad a variety in...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour
June 28 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. The Boston Edison Historic District consists of over...

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