A Servant’s Life: Special Downton Abbey Tour


Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Servant’s Life Tour, inspired by the popular show Downton Abbey. 

Downton Abbey inspired Servant's Life Tour at Meadow Brook HallStep back into history and gain insight into the life of the servants at The Great Estate.

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) 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 scones, jam, tea and milk in the Servants’ Dining Room.

New this year! We’re making the experience more immersive with a full cast of participants and surprises along the way. Guests will also receive a commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life!

Please note that masks are required for the Servant’s Life Tour. 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.

All dates and times are now sold out!


  • Saturday, Feb. 5 [Sold out]
  • Sunday, Feb. 6 [Sold out]
  • Saturday, Feb. 12 [Sold out]
  • Sunday, Feb. 13 [Sold out]
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 [Sold out]
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 [Sold out]
  • Saturday, Feb. 26 [Sold out]
  • Sunday, Feb. 27 [Sold out]
  • Saturday, March 12 [Sold Out]
  • Sunday, March 13 [Sold Out]
  • Saturday, May 14 [Sold Out]
  • Sunday, May 15 [Sold Out]

Time: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

To book your tickets, please call (248) 364-6252 or email !

When emailing, please provide your name, number of tickets, date/time of desired tour, and phone number.

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 Kayla Flanagan with questions at or (248) 364-6252.


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