A Servant’s Life: Special Downton Abbey Tour


Explore the secret lives of downstairs staff – and see if you have what it takes to join them!

Downton Abbey inspired Servant's Life Tour at Meadow Brook HallStep back into history and experience what it was like to be in service at a grand estate when Meadow Brook’s head housekeeper interviews you to be part of the staff.

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 (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey). Guests will see rarely shown areas of the historic mansion – from a recently renovated telephone closet to the linen closet and China Vault filled with Prohibition-era liquor.

You’ll encounter staff at work – ironing, arranging flowers, dusting, mending a dress and be surprised by how the servants lived and worked at Meadow Brook in this behind-the-scenes immersion tour.

Complete your afternoon with scones, jam, tea and milk in the Servants’ Dining Room.

This immersive Downton Abbey-themed experience features a full cast of participants and surprises along the way. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life!


Because of the historic nature of the mansion, most areas of the Servant’s Life Tour are not accessible to wheelchairs.


$45 per person | $41.50 members | Advance tickets are required.

Saturdays & Sundays | 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

All dates and times have sold out. Please click the button below to join the waitlist!


  • Saturday, February 3 – SOLD OUT
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*Please note that if tickets are purchased less than two weeks in advance of the tour date, Meadow Brook Hall is not able to accommodate dietary restrictions for the tea portion of the event. For questions or concerns, please contact us at .

For more ways to experience Downton Abbey at Meadow Brook, check out our Downton Tea, Talk & Tour event!

ABOUT DOWNTON ABBEY: The television series “Downton Abbey” followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the turn of the 20th Century in an Edwardian English castle (Downton Abbey).

Over its six seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making “Downton Abbey” the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.

For the huge fan base of the TV show, the “Downton Abbey” movie is like two hours catching up with old friends – finding out what happened to the characters since the show ended, and sharing in their joys, their tragedies and their dramas!

Please contact our events team with questions at or (248) 364-6252.