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:

Boston Edison Walking Tour
June 30 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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Midtown Walking Tour
July 14 2018 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
July 19 2018 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Corktown Walking Tour
August 4 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Ferry Street Walking Tour
August 9 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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G.A.R. Building Tour
August 18 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Detroit Boat Club
August 25 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Detroit Public Television Riley Broadcast Center
September 13 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Comerica Park
September 15 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Woodmere Cemetery
September 22 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Junior League of Detroit Showhouse
September 23 2018 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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Majestic Complex
September 29 2018 | 11:00am to 1:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. No tickets will be sold before this time. Any remaining tickets...

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