Meadow Brook Tours


A tour of the 88,000 square foot house takes visitors on a journey through time. The unique features of the home reflect the opulence of the country estate era, including elaborately detailed carved wood and stone, handmade hardware and ceramic art tile, ornately molded and carved plaster ceilings, stained glass window insets, crystal and art glass lighting fixtures, and gold-plated bathroom fittings.


Self-Guided House Tour

 

Friday-Monday | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admittance at 3 p.m.

Explore all three main levels of historic Meadow Brook Hall at your own pace with special insight from a new visitor app. See the grand living spaces and get a feel for how the automotive aristocracy lived.

Guests may arrive any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the day of their visit. Weekend admission includes self-guided touring of two of the estate’s playhouses, Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

Self-Guided Tour Admission

Tickets are available online in advanceTicket PriceTicket Price
(Weekends)
Adults$10$13
Seniors aged 62 and over$7$10
Youth aged 6-12$5$8
Children 5 and underFreeFree
Museums for All (must book by phone)$3$3
Oakland University Students
(Must show student id)
FreeFree
Meadow Brook Members (must enter promo code)FreeFree

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Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour

 

Saturdays & Sundays | 12:30 p.m.

The Behind-The-Scenes tour takes visitors on a journey to rarely-seen areas of Meadow Brook Hall on this special tour, which includes staff wings, bathrooms, closets, playrooms and even our China Vault that includes vintage liquor from the Prohibition-era.

This guided tour provides special insight into what life was like for the Dodge and Wilson family and those who lived and worked at Meadow Brook Hall.

Please note, some areas of the Behind-the-Scenes tour are not wheelchair or handicap accessible.

Admission includes self-guided touring of two of the estate’s playhouses, Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour Admission

Tickets are available online in advanceTicket PriceTicket Price
(Weekends)
Adults$15$18
Seniors aged 62 and over$10$13
Youth aged 6-12$7$10
Children 5 and underFreeFree
Museums for All (must book by phone)$3 $3
Oakland University Students
(Must show student id)
FreeFree
Meadow Brook Members (must enter promo code)FreeFree

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Guided Great Estate & Gardens Tour

 

Saturdays & Sundays | 11 a.m.

The all-new Great Estate & Gardens Tour introduces visitors to Meadow Brook Hall’s expansive grounds and remarkable architecture. This outdoor experience will enchant visitors of all ages with stories of how the National Historic Landmark came to be.

Guests will stroll through our most beautiful gardens, from the English Walled Garden to the Rock Garden, Pegasus Garden, Knot Garden, Rose Garden and more. This guided tour provides special insight into what it took to create the magnificent historic mansion and its incomparable estate.

Admission includes self-guided touring of two of the estate’s playhouses, Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

Great Estate & Gardens Tour Admission

Tickets are available online in advanceTicket Price
Adults$18
Seniors aged 62 and over$13
Youth aged 6-12$10
Children 5 and underFree
Museums for All (must book by phone)$3
Oakland University Students
(Must show student id)
Free
Meadow Brook Members (must enter promo code)Free

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Please note that Meadow Brook Hall will be closed on major holidays. For additional closed dates, click here.


COVID-19 Precautions

Guest safety is our top priority. In order to protect our community, we ask guests to:

  • Wear a face covering indoors
  • Maintain physical distancing by staying 6 feet apart from others
  • Please stay home if they are feeling sick or have a temperature of 100 F or higher

Please check back to meadowbrookhall.org/covid19 for updates as the situation requires.


Museums for All

Meadow Brook Hall is part of the Museums for All program program, which encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports individuals receiving food assistance with a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card by offering reduced admission for just $3. Individuals can show their SNAP EBT card in the Museum Shop for a discounted tour admission of $3 per person for up to four guests per card. The rate is valid for Daily House Tours, Behind the Scenes Tours, or Walking Estate Tours.


Visitors Needing Special Assistance

The Meadow Brook Hall General House Tour is barrier-free and wheelchair accessible.

We do allow electric wheelchairs and scooters in Meadow Brook Hall. However, due to the tight spaces in the historic home, they are limited to select areas of the house.

Areas that cannot be safely traversed with electric wheelchairs or scooters include the children’s bedroom wings, the French room, Adams room and English rooms. If absolutely necessary, we can arrange for the reservation of one of Meadow Brook’s wheelchairs for the visitor to use instead. In order to reserve a wheelchair, please confirm the date and time that the individual requesting this accommodation will be touring to ensure its availability.

To arrange for sign language interpretation of a tour or a special lecture, call (248) 364-6200.


Visitors Guidelines

Smoking is not permitted inside Meadow Brook Hall. We ask that you not touch the art and furnishings to help preserve The Hall and its collections for the future. Strollers, umbrellas and large bags and backpacks must be checked at the Visitor Services Desk.

 

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Contact Us

For more information about Meadow Brook daily tours, call (248) 364-6200 or complete our contact form.