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.

This immersive Downton Abbey-themed experience features 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!


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

2023 DETAILS – New Dates Added!:

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

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

All dates and times are expected to sell out.


  • Saturday, Feb. 4 – Sold Out
  • Sunday, Feb. 5 – Sold Out
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 – Sold Out
  • Sunday, Feb. 12 – Sold Out
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 – Sold Out
  • Sunday, Feb. 19 – Sold Out
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 – Sold Out
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 – Sold Out
  • Saturday, March 11 – Sold Out
  • Sunday, March 12 – Sold Out
  • Saturday, March 25 – New!
  • Sunday, March 26  – New!
  • Saturday, April 1 – New!
  • Sunday, April 2 – New!


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.


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