Meadow Brook Tours

Meadow Brook tours take visitors on a journey through time to learn about the historic mansion and the people who lived and worked there in the 20th century.

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is a museum, cultural center and wedding and events venue. Built in 1929, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale.

From exquisite décor to practical details, the 88,000-square foot, 110-room mansion is sure to enchant visitors. Our lively collection of tours are available throughout the year.

All Meadow Brook tour tickets must be booked online in advance. 

Face coverings are no longer be required inside Meadow Brook Hall. 

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Guided House Tour

Spring Schedule:

March 4 – May 29
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Tours at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m.,1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Adult $15
Senior, Military, OU Affiliates $12
Youth (6-12) $7
Museums for All $3
Members, OU Students, Children (5 & under) | Free

Summer Schedule:

June 3 – Sept. 4
Mondays & Fridays: Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Tours at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.

Adult $18
Senior, Military, OU Affiliates $15
Youth (6-12) $10
Museums for All $3
Members, OU Students, Children (5 & under) | Free

The guided tour of Meadow Brook Hall takes visitors on a journey through the three main living levels of the historic mansion with a knowledgeable docent guide. Learn the incredible story of the pioneering Dodge and Wilson families and marvel at the grand spaces and beautiful details that makes Meadow Brook unique.

Summer house tours include access to Knole Cottage and Dan’s Cabin.

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Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Spring Schedule:

Saturdays & Sundays
March 4 – May 29
Tours at 1 p.m.

Adult $15
Senior, Military, OU Affiliates $12
Youth (6-12) $7
Museums for All $3
Members, OU Students, Children (5 & under) | Free

Summer Schedule:

June 3 – Sept. 4
Mondays & Fridays: Tours at 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Tours at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Adult $22
Senior, Military, OU Affiliates $18
Youth (6-12) $12
Museums for All $3
Members, OU Students, Children (5 & under) | Free

The Behind-The-Scenes tour takes visitors on a journey to rarely-seen areas of Meadow Brook Hall on this special tour, which includes staff wings, bathrooms, closets, playrooms and even our China Vault that includes vintage liquor from the Prohibition-era. This guided tour provides special insight into what life was like for the Dodge and Wilson family and those who lived and worked at Meadow Brook Hall.

Please note, some areas of the Behind-the-Scenes tour are not wheelchair or handicap accessible.

Summer house tours include access to Knole Cottage and Dan’s Cabin.

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Guided Gardens & Grounds Tour

 

June 3 – Sept. 4
Saturdays & Sundays: Tours at 10:30 a.m.

Adult $18
Senior, Military, OU Affiliates $15
Youth (6-12) $10
Museums for All $3
Members, OU Students, Children (5 & under) | Free

The Gardens & Grounds Tour introduces visitors to Meadow Brook Hall’s expansive grounds and remarkable architecture. This outdoor experience will enchant visitors of all ages with stories of how the National Historic Landmark came to be.

Guests will stroll through our most beautiful gardens, from the English Walled Garden to the Rock Garden, Pegasus Garden, Knot Garden, Rose Garden and more. This guided tour provides special insight into what it took to create the magnificent historic mansion and its incomparable estate.

Tour admission includes self-guided touring of two of the estate’s playhouses, Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

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Self-Guided House Tour

 

June 3 – Sept. 4
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with last admittance at 2:30 p.m.

Adult $13
Senior, Military, OU Affiliates $10
Youth (6-12) $8
Museums for All $3
Members, OU Students, Children (5 & under) | Free

Explore the three main living levels of Meadow Brook Hall at your own pace, with the assistance of our virtual tour app. From the two-story Gothic inspired ballroom to the bright Sun Porch, Grand Staircase and family bedrooms, visitors will see exquisite artifacts, grand spaces and learn about the people who lived and worked at this National Historic Landmark in the twentieth century.

Tour admission includes self-guided touring of two of the estate’s playhouses, Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

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Group Tours

 

Group Tours are available for groups of 10 people or more at a special discounted admission price, and Group Tours & Dining packages are available for groups of 20 or more people. Visit meadowbrookhall.org/grouptours for more information!


Members Tour Free

 

Meadow Brook Hall members enjoy free touring year round. Members will be emailed a special code. Members must book tickets online in advance by selecting a date and entering the special code at checkout.

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Members receive free touring throughout the year, along with free access to our Holidays at Meadow Brook experiences – Winter Wonder Lights and Holiday Walk!

Interested in becoming a Meadow Brook member? Visit meadowbrookhall.org/membership for more details.


Visitor Health & Safety

 

Face coverings are no longer be required inside Meadow Brook Hall. Please be respectful of others and stay home if you are feeling sick.

For additional health and safety information, visit meadowbrookhall.org/covid19.


Museums for All

 

Meadow Brook Hall is part of the Museums for All program program, which encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports individuals receiving food assistance with a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card by offering reduced admission for just $3. Individuals can show their SNAP EBT card in the Museum Shop for a discounted tour admission of $3 per person for up to four guests per card.


Visitors Needing Special Assistance

 

Electric wheelchairs and scooters are allowed inside Meadow Brook Hall where space permits. Our Guided tours are barrier-free and wheelchair accessible. The Behind-the-Scenes tour is not fully wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchairs are available onsite. Please call (248) 364-6200 to reserve a wheelchair or for additional accessibility information.

To arrange for sign language interpretation of a tour or a special lecture, call (248) 364-6200.


Visitor Guidelines

 

Smoking is not permitted inside Meadow Brook Hall. We ask that you not touch the art and furnishings to help preserve the estate and its collections for the future. Strollers, umbrellas and large bags and backpacks must be checked at the Visitor Services Desk.

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Please note that Meadow Brook Hall is closed on major holidays. For additional closed dates, click here.

Meadow Brook Hall is located at 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, Mich., on the campus of Oakland University. For more information, visit our Hours, Directions and Parking page

Contact Us

For more information about Meadow Brook tours, call (248) 364-6200 or complete our contact form.