Group Tours & Programs

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum provides engaging educational, fun experiences for everyone. Join our docents on an exploration of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. 

Tours must be booked a minimum of 2 to 4 weeks in advance. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation letter with an invoice and other important information. Full payment is due two weeks prior to the program date. Your tour is subject to cancellation if your payment is late.


Maritime History Tour                              

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle is the perfect setting to learn about the geographic, economic, social and cultural developments of the Detroit River and the Great Lakes waterways. Learn how the Great Lakes provide transportation routes for shipping goods and people, and the roles the Great Lakes played in the War of 1812 and World War II.

Time: Wednesday-Friday at 10-11:30 a.m., 12:30- 2 p.m., or 2-3:30 p.m. (final time slot reserved for adults only)

Capacity: 10-75 people                    

Cost: $5 per person

built by the river


For more information on our programs or to schedule a tour, please call us at 313.833.1419 or complete the short form below. 

Please note: To ensure a quality museum experience for all visitors, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum reserves the right to refuse unscheduled self-guided groups larger than 30, based on daily tour capacity.


For school field trips and programs, please click here

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