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.

Tickets will be made available at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

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:

Shinola Detroit Watch Factory
July 10 2015 | 2:30pm to 3:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Friday Tour! Shinola has...

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Hamtramck Walking Tour
July 11 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 French Revolutionary...

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Saarinen House
July 16 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Thursday Tour! The historic home is...

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Detroit Yacht Club
July 25 2015 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Tour includes lunch! The historic Detroit...

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Pewabic Pottery Tour and Tile Workshop
August 1 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets will be made available for Society members at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15. Public registration begins June 29.  This...

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Stahls Automotive Museum
August 7 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Friday Tour! The Stahls Automotive...

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Lowe Campbell Ewald and Ford Field
August 14 2015 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Friday Tour! In January 2014, Lowe...

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St. Sabbas Monastery
August 20 2015 | 11:00am to 2:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Thursday Tour and Luncheon! St....

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St. Sabbas Monastery
August 27 2015 | 11:00am to 2:00pm

Given the limited number of tickets for this tour, please call Rebecca Hope to purchase. Special Thursday Tour and Luncheon! St....

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Applewood
August 29 2015 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Please join us for a special opportunity to...

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

Tickets will be made available for Society members at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15. Public registration begins June 29.  The...

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Elmwood Cemetery Walking Tour
September 19 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Rebecca at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Tickets will be made available for Society...

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Woodmere Cemetery
September 26 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets will be made available for Society members at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15. Public registration begins June 29.  Woodmere...

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