The 1929 Tour

The keys to the house can be “yours” on this exclusive tour of the private and restricted areas of Meadow Brook Estate. This three-hour tour will be personalized to your group so you can see any room, cupboard or vault of your choosing, an opportunity only a handful of people have had since Meadow Brook Hall was finished in 1929.

Led by the Director of Curatorial Services, Madelyn Rzadkowolski, the all-access tour includes the four floors of the 110-room mansion, two garages, three playhouses and sixteen estate gardens. Sharing little-known stories about treasures in the main rooms as well as back rooms and service areas, she will satisfy your curiosity about the magnificent history and craftsmanship of this National Historic Landmark. While tour stops can be of your choosing, Madelyn will suggest her favorite locked areas, such as the two-story cedar storage room, the marble electrical switchboard and the rooftop deck with its commanding views of the estate. This tour is for Meadow Brook fans, history buffs and those who wonder what’s behind closed doors and beyond roped-off hallways.

Due to the exclusive nature of this tour, it will be offered at a mutually agreed-upon time when The Hall is closed to other visitors.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as this tour explores much of the 88,000 square-foot mansion and its 35-acre estate.

Cost: $1,929 for six guests. Light refreshments can be added. All proceeds benefit the preservation of Meadow Brook and its artifacts.

Reservations are required and must be made in advance. To make a reservation, call (248) 364-6253 or email