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:

Hamtramck Walking Tour
June 15 2019 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Hamtramck, named after a French ...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour
June 22 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. The Boston Edison Historic District...

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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
July 18 2019 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Detroit Boat Club
July 27 2019 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Midtown Walking Tour
August 3 2019 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Alger Theater
August 10 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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G.A.R. Building
August 17 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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WSU Mortuary Science Building
August 22 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Detroit Blight Busters
September 7 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Detroit Opera House
September 14 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Woodmere Cemetery
September 21 2019 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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Belle Isle By Bus Tour
October 7 2019 | 10:00am to 3:00pm

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public...

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