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:

Bee's Knees and Beaux Arts: 1920s Architectural Tour #1
July 31 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! From the fantastic facade of the Fox Theater to the grandeur of the Guardian Building,...

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Two James Distillery Tour #3
July 31 2021 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery...

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Two James Distillery Tour #4
July 31 2021 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery...

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Public Art in the Cultural Center Tour #1
August 5 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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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Earthworks Urban Farm Tour #2
August 13 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Earthworks Urban Farm has been creating community and growing organic food in the city of...

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Virtual Tour! Southwest Detroit Murals
August 14 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Come along to tour beautiful Southwest Detroit and its vibrant murals and street art. Muralist...

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Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour #1
August 21 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we...

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Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour #2
August 21 2021 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we...

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Bee's Knees and Beaux Arts: 1920s Architectural Tour #2
September 4 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! From the fantastic facade of the Fox Theater to the grandeur of the Guardian Building,...

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Public Art in the Cultural Center Tour #2
September 9 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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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Fort Wayne Scavenger Hunt
September 18 2021 | 11:00am to 3:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Discover Historic Fort Wayne on foot as you race through this gem of Detroit. Learn and compete...

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Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour #3
September 25 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we...

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Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour #4
September 25 2021 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we...

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