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. 

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, June 8.

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. 

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

G.A.R. Building Nearing Completion Tour
March 28 2015 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Includes a Tasting at One of the Building’s New...

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Comerica Park
April 11 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Groundbreaking for the Detroit Tigers’ current home...

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FBI Detroit Field Office
April 17 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Friday Tour – Back by Popular Demand! In...

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Masonic Temple
April 25 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Dedicated November 25, 1926, this 1,037-room, 14-...

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The Players Playhouse
May 1 2015 | 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Special Friday Evening Out Includes Tour, Dinner and Performances! If you have been looking for a reason to “dress to the nines...

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William E. Scripps Mansion
May 2 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information In 1916, William E. Scripps purchased 600 ...

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Saarinen House
May 7 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. *This historic home is not handicap...

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Hamtramck Walking Tour
May 30 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Hamtramck, named after a French ...

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Lawrence P. Fisher Mansion
June 6 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801. Lawrence Fisher was the most flamboyant of the seven...

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery Walking Tour
June 13 2015 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Since 1888, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has been a...

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Historic Detroit Tour
June 20 2015 | 9:00am to 4:00pm

All-Day Trip on Motorcoach Includes Lunch! Ride in the comfort of a Carr’s motorcoach as you hear stories from Detroit’s past and...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour
June 27 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. The Boston Edison Historic District ...

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