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:

G.A.R. Building Tour
August 18 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. The G.A.R. Building was designed by...

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Detroit Boat Club
August 26 2018 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Limited tickets still available! The Detroit Boat Club Crew was founded in 1839, making it the oldest continually operating...

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Detroit Public Television Riley Broadcast Center
September 13 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is Michigan’s only community-licensed public television station...

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Comerica Park
September 15 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Groundbreaking for Comerica Park took...

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Woodmere Cemetery
September 22 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Woodmere is one of the most historic...

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Junior League of Detroit Showhouse
September 23 2018 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Special Sunday tour! The Junior League of...

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Majestic Complex
September 29 2018 | 11:00am to 1:30pm

Limited tickets still available! The Majestic Theatre, Magic Stick, Majestic Café and Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria are all a part of...

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