“Downton Days”: A Servant’s Life at The Great Estate

Step back into history and gain insight into the life of the Servants at The Great Estate.

A Servant’s Life Living History Tour

A Servant’s Life is a unique tour where visitors will have a chance to see life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. Guests will learn how the servants lived and worked at The Hall in this behind-the-scenes immersion tour. Complete your afternoon with tea and scones in the Servants’ Dining Room.

2018 A Servant’s TOUR Life Dates

  • Saturday, February 10
  • Sunday, February 11
  • Saturday, February 17
  • Sunday, February 18
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Sunday, February 25

Tour times: 11:30am or 1:30pm.

$35 per person | These events are full. To be placed on a wait list, please email

Lunch & Lecture

Join us for lunch and lecture presented by Meadow Brook’s curator, Madelyn Rzadkowolski on the life of the staff that lived and worked at The Great Estate, including new stories and never-before-seen photos. The afternoon also includes a special exhibit and tour featuring the rarely seen staff spaces.

2018 Lunch & Lecture Dates

  • Thursday, February 15 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 22  from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

$45 per person | Reservations are required. To make a reservation click here.

For more information please call (248) 364-6252.




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