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 Alaina Vacha at alainav@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.0158. 

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

Prop Art Studio
April 20 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Friday tour! In more than two decades, Prop Art Studio in Detroit has continually re-invented...

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Art House
April 28 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! Art House, originally the Elisha Taylor home, is a Gothic Revival home completed in 1872. It is...

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The Players Playhouse
May 4 2018 | 6:30pm to 11:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Friday evening out includes tour,...

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Hamtramck Walking Tour
May 12 2018 | 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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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
May 21 2018 | 10:00am to 4:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Marshall M. Fredericks is well known in American and abroad for his monumental figurative...

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Shinola
June 1 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Friday tour!  Shinola has transformed 80,...

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Alger Theater
June 16 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. From its opening to the public in 1935...

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Black Historic Sites Bus Tour
June 16 2018 | 10:30am to 3:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Since 1971, the Black Historic Sites Committee, an affinity group of the Detroit Historical ...

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Boston Edison Walking Tour
June 23 2018 | 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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