Free Fridays

Join us for Free Friday Tours courtesy of Oakland University Credit Union. The tours will take place the fourth Friday of each month, January through October with the exception of November, which will take place on November 16.  Reservations are not required for Free Fridays, unless otherwise noted.

For more information call (248) 364-6211.

2018 Free Friday Dates:

January 26

Why Volunteers Matter at Meadow Brook Hall

  • Self-guided house tour 1-3 p.m.
  • Learn how volunteering at Meadow Brook truly impacts the museum.

February 23

Love Stories at the Great Estate

  • Self-guided house tour 1-3 p.m.
  • See photos of Frances Dodge’s historic wedding and learn about the many “happily ever afters” celebrated at Meadow Brook.

March 23

Curator’s Corner

  • Self-guided house tour 1-2:30p.m.
  • 2:30 – 3p.m., Q & A with MBH curator in the Ballroom.

April 27

Curator’s Corner

  • Self-guided house tour 1- 2:30p.m.
  • 2:30-3p.m. presentation in the Ballroom by MBH curator: Riding on the Edge, the Story of Frances Dodge and the Dodge Stables.

May 25

Membership May

  • Self-guided house tour 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Guests will enjoy MBH trivia and opportunities to win a year-long Meadow Brook membership

June 22

Fairy Fun

  • Self-guided tours of Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin 1-3 p.m.
  • Featuring fairy themed activities and crafts

July 27

DIA Away

  • DIA Away truck in the courtyard 1 -3 p.m.
  • Featuring “mini masterpiece” craft activity for kids
  • Self-guided tours of Knole Cottage, Danny’s Cabin and the Dodge Exhibit 1 – 3 p.m.

August 24

Glorious Gardens

  • Self-guided tour of gardens and grounds 1 -3 p.m.
  • Featuring children’s garden adventure activity
  • See Meadow Brook’s original Flower Room
  • Free Popsicles

September 28

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours

  • Guided Behind-the-Scenes tours
  • Tours at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Both time slots are full. Reservations are required (limit 4 people per reservation). Please call (248) 364-6211 or email to be added to the wait list.

October 26

“Stranger Things” of Meadow Brook Hall

  • Self-guided house tour 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Halloween hunt, discover the “stranger” things of MBH
  • Live organist playing Halloween-inspired music

November 16

Holiday Walk: Behind-the-Scenes

  • Presentation 1-1:30 p.m., learn what it takes to decorate an 88,000 square-foot home for the holidays!
  • 1:30 -3 p.m. self-guided house tour while the decorators are preparing for Holiday Walk
  • This tour is full. Reservations are required, (limit 4 people per reservation). Please call (248) 364-6211 or email to be added to the wait list.

 

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