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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:
December 14 2013 | 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...
January 11 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
This tour is SOLD OUT! For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. LAST CHANCE TOUR! In 1987, the Detroit News and...
January 18 2014 | 11:00am to 1:00pm
Designed by C. Howard Crane and built in 1928, the Detroit Fox Theatre is the culmination of flamboyant movie palace...
January 23 2014 | 10:00am to 11:30am
This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Thursday Tour! The Detroit Branch is the only branch...
February 8 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
This tour is SOLD OUT! For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Begun in 1984, Venus Bronze Works is considered one...
February 14 2014 | 10:00am to 11:30am
Friday Tour! Building on a rich tradition, Joe Louis Arena sits proudly on the banks of the Detroit River on Civic Center Drive....
February 22 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
In 2003, Compuware moved its headquarters to the newly constructed Compuware Building on the site of the Kern’s department store...
March 1 2014 | 10:00am to 12:30pm
This tour is SOLD OUT! For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Includes Lunch! While many ofDetroit’s institutions...
March 7 2014 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Special Friday afternoon tour! During this tour, you will see Master Control, Studio A (a large multi-purpose production studio...
March 15 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
175th anniversary of rowing tour! The Detroit Boat Club Crew was founded in 1839, making them the oldest continually operating...
March 22 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
When the seven Fisher Brothers of Fisher Body fame hired architect Albert Kahn in 1927 to design a building that would bear their...