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.

Quarterly updates on upcoming tours will be made on Monday, March 9.

If you prefer to register online, you must be logged in as a member to access discounted 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 or for information on becoming a member in contact Sean Clyne at seanc@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.0158. 


Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

FBI Detroit Field Office
March 6 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For waitlist information, please call 313.833.1801. In 1924, when the office was opened as an...

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Detroit Opera House
March 7 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For waitlist information, please call 313.833.1801. Originally the Capitol Theatre, what is now known as...

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Detroit Boat Club
March 14 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For waitlist information, please call 313.833.1801. The Detroit Boat Club Crew was founded 175 years ago...

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Shinola Detroit Watch Factory, March 19
March 19 2015 | 10:00am to 11:00am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Shinola has transformed 30,000 square feet of raw...

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