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:

Grosse Pointe War Memorial
February 17 2018 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

Limited tickets still available! Includes plated lunch! Housed on the shores of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, the Grosse...

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Detroit Public Library
February 22 2018 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Thursday tour! While the Detroit Public Library opened in 1865, its Main Branch on Woodward wasn...

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Glass Academy
February 24 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available! The Glass Academy is the creative brainchild of founding artists Chris Nordin and Michelle...

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David Whitney Building
March 3 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. David Charles Whitney selected the...

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Little Caesars Arena
March 10 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.  Little Caesars Arena in The District ...

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Collections Resource Center
March 24 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information. Explore the Detroit Historical Society’s ...

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