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 to get the earlest 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).

You must log in as a member to purchase discounted/early tickets. Forgot your password? You may reset it here.

If you are having trouble logging in or would like information on becoming a member, contact our Membership Department at 313.833.0158. 

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Shinola
October 18 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Friday tour! Shinola has transformed 80,000 square feet of...

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The Parade Company
November 2 2019 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Come be a kid again, and even bring your young one, to ...

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Freer House
November 7 2019 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Tour one of the most important buildings in Michigan. In addition to its fabulous architecture,...

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NOAA National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac Office
November 15 2019 | 5:45pm to 8:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. On this tour, you will receive a one-of-a-kind look at the...

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Yankee Air Museum
December 7 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Tour the Yankee Air Museum on the 79-year anniversary of the...

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Kirk in the Hills
December 14 2019 | 12:45pm to 2:15pm

Limited tickets still available! ‘Tis the season! And Kirk in the Hills is the perfect tour to mark the holidays. The dream and ...

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Sanders Candy
December 19 2019 | 12:00pm to 12:45pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Thursday tour! Make your holiday season sweeter. Tour the...

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