Soak in the summer with a series of lively events and tours at Meadow Brook Hall. With the return of favorite events such as Yoga in the Garden and the Concert Series at Meadow Brook to an engaging collection of tours, there is much to experience at the National Historic Landmark, located on the campus of Oakland University.
Enjoy a breath of fresh air and find flexibility with Yoga in the Garden, taught by registered yoga teacher, Shannon Kraegel. Classes are located in Meadow Brook’s rock garden at 9 a.m. on four Sundays this summer; July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, and Aug. 15. All levels are welcome. Guests must bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Tickets are $15 a person. To learn more or register for Yoga in the Garden, visit meadowbrookhall.org/yoga.
Take in a night of live music and vibrant atmosphere with the Concert Series at the Great Estate. The events take place in the Garden tent and feature a full cash bar. Concerts will run from 7-9:30 p.m. and guests are invited to come early and bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds before the show.
The musical lineup includes Ben Sharkey on June 23, Collision Six on July 15, Kimmie Horne on July 29, Dave Bennett on August 12, and Parallel Fifth on October 29. Tickets are $30 per person per concert. To learn more or register for the Concert Series at the Great Estate, visit meadowbrookhall.org/concertseries.
- Self-Guided House Tour allows visitors to explore all three levels of the house at their own pace with insight from a new visitor app.
- Guided House Tour takes visitors on a journey through the main living levels of the historic mansion with a knowledgeable docent guide.
- Guided Behind-The-Scenes tour takes visitors on a journey to rarely-seen areas of Meadow Brook, including staff wings, bathrooms, closets, playrooms and more.
- All-new Guided Great Estate & Gardens Tour introduces visitors to Meadow Brook’s grounds, gardens and architecture.
Starting Friday, June 4, all tours will include self-guided touring access to two of the playhouses on the estate grounds—Danny’s Cabin and Knole Cottage, which is known as the “world’s finest dollhouse.”
Dates, availability and ticket prices vary. For more information or to book tickets, visit meadowbrookhall.org/tickets.
Guest safety is Meadow Brook’s top priority. For more information and updates about Meadow Brook’s response to COVID-19, visit meadowbrookhall.org/covid19.
Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.