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:

Detroit Opera House
December 19 2022 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Tickets available now! Long known for attracting artists from around the globe, the Detroit Opera House continues to bring...

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Little Caesars Arena
January 18 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, January 5! No tickets will be sold before this time. Join us for a tour of the new...

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Pontiac Little Art Theatre
January 29 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, January 5! No tickets will be sold before this time. The stage is ours as we visit the...

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Third Man Records
February 9 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, January 5! No tickets will be sold before this time. Tour the famed Third Man Records...

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Temple Beth El
February 23 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, January 5! No tickets will be sold before this time. Taking our Historic Houses of...

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Hamtramck Disneyland with HATCH Art Gallery
March 12 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, January 5! No tickets will be sold before this time. Join us for a tour with Hatch...

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Roush Automotive Collection
March 25 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, January 5! No tickets will be sold before this time. Join us for a tour of racing...

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