Free Fridays

Join us for Free Fridays courtesy of Oakland University Credit Union. The tours will take place the last Friday of each month, January through October (November’s tour will take place on November 17). One designated tour time will be available for this special offer.

Please check each Free Friday date carefully to see if reservations are required and where the Free Fridays guest check-in will take place on that date.

June 30* from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (last tour admittance at 2:30 pm):

Self-guided tour of Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin with outdoor family games**

  • Reservations are not required
  • Guest check-in and wristband distribution will take place outside in the Orientation garden located next to our parking lot

*Free Friday does not include access to the Meadow Brook in Bloom tour.

**Please note that Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin are not wheelchair accessible. Guests should expect uneven walking paths as well as elements you would expect in nature. Knole Cottage will be empty due to restoration. Free Friday guests will get an inside look into the restoration of Knole, interior and exterior.

 

July 28 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (last tour admittance at 2:30 pm):

Self-guided tour of the Dodge Brothers exhibit with vintage car rides

  • Reservations are not required
  • Car ride will be available from 1:15pm – 2:45pm and will be offered on a first-come-first serve basis
  • Guest check-in and wristband distribution will take place outside in the Orientation garden located next to our parking lot

 

August 25 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (last tour admittance at 2:30 pm):

Self-guided garden scavenger hunt with ice cream treats

  • Reservations are not required
  • Guest check-in and wristband distribution will take place outside in the front circle next to the main entrance

 

September 29 at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm:

Guided Behind-the-Scenes tour

  • Reservations are required. Both tour times are full
  • Guest check-in will take place in the Great Hall, located inside Meadow Brook Hall

Still interested in taking the Behind-the-Scenes tour? Check out our Daily tours page for tour dates and times.

 

October 27 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (last tour admittance at 2:30 pm):

Self-guided House tour with live organ music and Halloween activities

  • Reservations are not required
  • More details for this date are to be determined

 

November 17 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (last tour admittance at 2:30 pm):

Tour and Q&A Behind-the-Scenes of Holiday Walk:
Learn what is takes to decorate a 88,000 square-foot mansion for the holidays

  • Reservations are required. Limit 4 spots per reservation. To reserve your spot, please contact (248) 364-6252.

 

 

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