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. To ensure the safety of our guests, tours require you to meet at the tour location.

Because reservations are required and many tours are only able to accommodate 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 January, 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).

The Detroit Historical Society continues to monitor the COVID-19 public health emergency closely.  You can purchase Behind the Scenes Tickets with confidenceIf any tour is cancelled or postponed due to the virus, your ticket price can be transferred to the new date, refunded or kept on credit for a future tour. 

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.

 

Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Postponed! - Two James Distillery Tour #3
December 5 2020 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Due to the State of Michigan's November 18 epidemic order, this location is closed and this tour will be rescheduled. Located in...

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Postponed! - Two James Distillery Tour #4
December 5 2020 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Due to the State of Michigan's November 18 epidemic order, this location is closed and this tour will be rescheduled. Located in...

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Virtual Tour! Negro Motorist Green-Book
December 12 2020 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us as we "walk" through Midtown and downtown Detroit and discover the safe havens, swinging...

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Virtual Tour! Historic Houses of Worship
December 19 2020 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

Limited tickets still available! "A Virtual Tour of Detroit's Vibrant Faith Communities"Since 1972, our Historic Houses of...

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