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:

The Whitney
October 20 2018 | 11:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. The Whitney
 mansion is world 
famous for...

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NOAA National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac Office
October 25 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. In 1992, a new 
forecast office for
...

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William V. Banks Broadcast Museum and Media Center
November 3 2018 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Get the scoop on the latest news from 
the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum and Media Center by...

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Charles Lang Freer House
November 8 2018 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Special Thursday evening tour! The Freer House is considered 
to be one of the 
most...

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Detroit Denim Co.
November 17 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Although Detroit 
Denim was legally 
...

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Packard Proving Grounds
December 9 2018 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Special Sunday tour!
 Dedicated in 1927, the buildings at the 
Proving Grounds
in Utica were
...

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Country Club of Detroit
December 15 2018 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! The Country 
Club of Detroit’s 
history 
spans WWI , 
Prohibition, the 
Stock Market 
crash of...

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