Group Tours & Programs

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum provides engaging educational, fun experiences for people of all ages. Please fill out the Register for a Tour form at the bottom of this page.  

Guided tours must be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation letter with an invoice and other important information. Full payment is due prior to the program date. Group tour payments are non-refundable so please ensure your guest count is accurate.

Please note:
  • The Dossin Great Lakes Museum does not allow self-guided groups of more than 30 people without a reservation. If self-guided groups are not booked in advance, they may not be granted access to the museum, please call 313.833.1801 to reserve.
  • Should you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please contact our education team as soon as possible (313.833.1801), so that we can accommodate your reservation changes. 
On-site Prices (includes general admission):
  • Self-Led Experience: $5 per person
  • Maritime Miniatures Scavenger Hunt (subject to exhibition availability): $5 per adult
  • Guided Tour: $6 per student, $8 chaperone, $11 adult, $10 senior

Use of museum spaces on Mondays or after hours is an additional $150.00 

GUIDED TOURS

Museum educators lead guests through an interactive tour of key museum exhibits.

Maritime History Tour

Whether by birch bark canoe, sailing ship, steamboat, hydroplane or giant freighter, Detroiters have used the Great Lakes to build their city, their fortunes and their lives. On this tour, guests will discover Detroit’s connection to the Great Lakes from the building of Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit to the sinking of The Edmund Fitzgerald.

  • Capacity: 60
  • Length: estimated 60 minutes
  • Cost: $6 students, $8 additional chaperones, $11 adult, $10 senior 
  • Tour Times:  Fridays starting at 10:30 a.m. and every 30 minutes after until 3:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Tours : 60 minute virtual tours are available for $250 for up to 60 people

For more information on our programs or to schedule a group tour, please call us at 313.833.1801 or complete the short form below. For school field trips and programs, please click here

If you have further questions, please contact education@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.1801.

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