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:

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

Limited tickets still available! Spring has sprung and the color that marks the season is perfectly reflected in the sprawling 17...

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

Limited tickets still available!   Please note that due to the situation around COVID-19, this tour has been rescheduled from its...

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

Limited tickets still available! Founded in 1868, the Detroit Yacht Club is one of the nation’s very first. Its current home,...

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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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