Behind The Scenes Tours

Each season, the Detroit Historical Society hosts special Behind the Scenes tours of historic locations and other venues throughout metro Detroit. Let our expert guides show you these places in ways you’ve never experienced before!

These weekly tours normally take place on Saturdays, but some do take place on weekdays. On average, tours last from 90 minutes to two hours. Most tours require you to meet at the tour location.

Because reservations are required and many tours are only able to accomdate a very limited number of guests, we recommend that you make your plans well in advance - and become a member and create an online account to get the earliest access to tickets. Tour information is released quarterly and posted on the 1st of December, March, June and September for each upcoming season. Tickets will become available to members about two weeks later (please see postings for exact on-sale dates).

To take advantage of your Detroit Historical Society membership benefits online, you must create an online account by clicking here.

After your one-time sign up, you can shop for discounted Behind the Scenes tour tickets through the listings below. (Please sign in to access your discount.) Thank you for your continued support! 

Need to buy or renew your membership? Click here.

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Postponed - Hellenic Museum of Michigan
March 28 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

After much consideration and in alignment with the requests of our governor, the Detroit Historical Society is postponing this...

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Cancelled - WGPR-TV
April 11 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Unfortunately, due to the situation around COVID-19, this tour has been cancelled. Please look for it in future tour seasons....

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Siren Hotel
April 18 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Redford Theatre
April 25 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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New Baltimore Grand Pacific House Museum
May 2 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Packard Proving Grounds
May 7 2020 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Collections Resource Center
May 9 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Art House
May 16 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designer Show House
May 30 2020 | 9:15am to 10:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Dabl’s MBAD Museum
June 6 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Rescheduled! Windsor Masonic Temple
June 13 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Detroit Yacht Club
June 20 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Piquette Plant
June 27 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets will be available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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