Meadow Brook Hours, Directions and Parking

You are cordially invited to visit our Great Estate. A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929 for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America.

Meadow Brook Hours – Tours

Meadow Brook Hall is open year-round for public tours. Guided tours last about 75 minutes. We offer a variety of tours throughout the Hall and Estate, including:

Meadow Brook Hours – Museum Store

Our main museum store is open daily, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with extended hours June through August and during Holiday Walk.

* During Holiday Walk, we also offer special holiday shopping opportunities at a second store.

Closed Dates

*Meadow Brook is closed during the holidays and at select other times during the year:

  • Easter Day: Sunday, April 5, 2015
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Fourth of July: Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Holiday Walk Installation: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2015
  • Holiday Break: Thursday, December 24, 2015 – Sunday, January 3, 2016


The Meadow Brook Estate is located at 480 South Adams Road in Rochester, MI – between Flint and Detroit.

Via I-75

  • Take I-75 to University Drive (Exit 79) then go east to Squirrel Road, where Oakland University’s main entrance is located.
  • Turn left on Squirrel Road.
  • Turn right at Walton Boulevard.
  • Turn right at Adams Road.
  • Turn right at the east entrance to Oakland University’s campus and follow the signs to Meadow Brook Hall.

Via M-59

  • Take M-59 to the Adams Road North exit.
  • Go north on Adams Road.
  • Turn left onto the campus of Oakland University.
  • Follow the signs to Meadow Brook Hall.


Visitor parking is free and available in the lot adjacent to the Meadow Brook Hall courtyard. There is no parking in the front circle at The Hall’s main entrance or in the courtyard. For more information on parking on OU’s campus, see the Parking page.

Photography and Videography

Meadow Brook Hall is a National Historic Landmark. Photography/videography (including cell phones) is not permitted inside The Hall. Shots of the exterior of the building and gardens are permitted for those visitors who have purchased a standard or Behind-the-Scenes tour. Meadow Brook Hall must authorize any publication (print or electronic) of images of The Hall, its outbuildings, grounds and collections. Complete policy statements regarding photography, videotaping and sketching/drawing/painting are available at the Visitor Service Desk inside The Hall or by clicking here.

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For more information about Meadow Brook, please call (248) 364-6220 or complete our contact form.