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. 

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:

Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour #3
September 25 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we...

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Fort Wayne Scavenger Hunt
September 25 2021 | 11:00am to 3:00pm

Date change! Limited tickets still available! In a game of numbers and puzzles, discover historic Fort Wayne while searching for...

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Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour #4
September 25 2021 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Limited tickets still available! Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we...

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Country Club of Detroit - 3rd Annual Course of History
October 4 2021 | 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Two tour times! Choose 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. tickets Includes dinner Join us for a special Behind the Scenes opportunity at our...

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Brewing by the River Tour #1
October 9 2021 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. No tickets will be sold before this time! Begin with an...

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Brewing by the River Tour #2
October 9 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. No tickets will be sold before this time! Begin with an...

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Historic Ferry Street
October 16 2021 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. No tickets will be sold before this time! From its origins as...

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Parade Company Tour #1
November 20 2021 | 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. No tickets will be sold before this time! Come be a kid...

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Parade Company Tour #2
November 20 2021 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. No tickets will be sold before this time! Come be a kid...

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MacNichol House
December 4 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tickets go on sale to members at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. No tickets will be sold before this time! Join us for this...

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