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 our Membership Department at 313.833.0158. 

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Current Behind The Scenes Tours:

G.A.R. Building
August 17 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. The G.A.R. Building was designed by architect Julian Hess and...

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WSU Mortuary Science Building
August 22 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information. A much-requested tour, this is your opportunity to...

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Detroit Blight Busters
September 7 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! Detroit Blight Busters was founded by John George over 30 years ago with the mission of...

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Detroit Opera House
September 14 2019 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! Originally the Capitol Theatre, what is now known as the Detroit Opera House opened on January...

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Woodmere Cemetery
September 21 2019 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Since its founding in 1867 by a group of prominent Detroit businessmen, Woodmere Cemetery has...

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Belle Isle By Bus Tour
October 7 2019 | 10:00am to 3:00pm

Limited tickets still available! New tour! Learn the island’s history, see the statues and buildings that have made it a summer...

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