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 situation 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. However, tickets are non-refundable in all other circumstances; if you need to cancel, we will make every effort to reschedule you for a future tour but cannot offer refunds.

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:

River Raisin Battlefield
September 22 2023 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

On sale now! Remember the Raisin! Join us as we head downriver to the River Raisin National Battlefield, where we will learn...

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Bees Knees and Beaux Arts: 1920s Architectural Tour
October 6 2023 | 10:00am to 11:00am

On sale now! From the grandeur of the Guardian Building to the spectacle of the Book Cadillac, Detroit is full of Art Deco,...

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The Parade Company
October 21 2023 | 10:00am to 11:00am

On sale now! Immerse yourself in a wonderland of color and excitement at The Parade Company Studio. Discover the magic of a...

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Chazzano Coffee
November 3 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

On sale now! Travel the world without leaving Michigan as we take a tasting tour with Chazzano Coffee in Berkley. Their expert...

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Guernsey Dairy
December 8 2023 | 10:00am to 11:00am

On sale now! We are taking “eating local” to where it all starts – the farm! Join us at Guernsey Dairy Farm, a third...

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