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:

Islamic Center of America
January 10 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For waitlist information, please call 313.833.1801. The Islamic Center of America was established in 1963...

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
January 15 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For waitlist information, please call 313.833.1801. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has only one...

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Country Club of Detroit
January 24 2015 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. For waitlist information, please call 313.833.1801. Includes Lunch! The Country Club of Detroit’s history...

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Conservation and Museum Services
January 31 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Please call 313.833.1801 for tickets. Conservation and Museum Services conserves and restores paintings, frames, decorative...

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Shinola Detroit Watch Factory, February 12
February 12 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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The Max M. Fisher Music Center
February 13 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Please call 313.833.1801 for tickets. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra entered a new era on October 11, 2003 with the opening of...

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Art House
February 28 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Please call 313.833.1801 for tickets. Art House, originally the Elisha Taylor home, is a Gothic Revival home completed in 1872....

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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

Please call 313.833.1801 for tickets. Originally the Capitol Theatre, what is now known as the Detroit Opera House opened on...

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

Please call 313.833.1801 for tickets. The Detroit Boat Club Crew was founded 175 years ago in 1839, making them the oldest...

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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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