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 and create an online account to get the earliest 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).

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.

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Historic Garden Bowl - Majestic Complex
January 18 2020 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Be a teen again and get out of the cold!! Join us for some good old Midwestern entertainment at...

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WWJ Radio
January 25 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Celebrate 100 years of news radio in Detroit with WWJ Radio! Tour...

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Burton Collection
February 8 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1803 for wait list information. Step into the history of New France, Detroit, the old Northwest, and...

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John K. King Books
February 22 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Lose yourself, figuratively and literally, among the numerous books...

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Dittrich Furs
February 29 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. At the intersection of luxury and history; you’ll find one the...

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Atwater Brewing
March 7 2020 | 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Discover beer making at its finest on this tour! Although the brewery was founded in 1997,...

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Gaelic League and Irish American Club of Detroit
March 21 2020 | 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Limited tickets still available! * Please note date change! After the parade, wrap up your St. Patrick’s Day festivies and fun by...

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Hellenic Museum of Michigan
March 28 2020 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! Spring into a celebration of culture! Join us in the exploration of Michigan’s only museum...

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