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. However, tickets are non-refundable in all other circumstances; if you need to cancel, we will make every effort to reschedule you for a future tour but cannot offer refunds.

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:

Siren Hotel Tour #1
August 18 2022 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Limited tickets still available! With the landscape of Detroit ever-changing, many historic buildings are saved and repurposed to...

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J.W. Westcott
August 20 2022 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! Known for bringing pilots, mail and food to ships traveling on the Detroit River, the JW...

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Public Art Walking Tour #2
August 25 2022 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Detroit’s Cultural Center is home to an array of sculptures, murals and statues, big and small....

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Massey and McGee Art Walking Tour
September 10 2022 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! Hubert Massey and Charles McGee are two of the most celebrated artists in contemporary Detroit...

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Siren Hotel Tour #2
September 15 2022 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Limited tickets still available! With the landscape of Detroit ever-changing, many historic buildings are saved and repurposed to...

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Pewabic Pottery Walking Tour
September 24 2022 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Since 1903, Detroit's Pewabic Pottery has been a staple in decorating buildings in Detroit and...

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