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:

Members only! Collections Resource Center
May 21 2022 | 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT! Join us for a special members-only tour of our Collections Resource Center at Historic Fort Wayne. This tour will...

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Bee's Knees and Beaux Arts: 1920s Architectural Tour
June 4 2022 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Limited tickets still available! From the grandeur of the Guardian Building to the spectacle of the Book Cadillac, Detroit is...

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Ferry Street Walking Tour #1
June 23 2022 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Enjoy a nice evening stroll in our neighborhood full of wonderful historic buildings and learn...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour #1
June 25 2022 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Limited tickets still available! The Boston Edison Historic District consists of over 900 houses, no two of which are alike; each...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour #2
June 25 2022 | 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Limited tickets still available!  The Boston Edison Historic District consists of over 900 houses, no two of which are alike;...

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Ferry Street Walking Tour #2
June 30 2022 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Enjoy a nice evening stroll in our neighborhood full of wonderful historic buildings and learn...

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