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. 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.

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.

All Meadow Brook tour tickets must be booked online in advance. Please note that face masks are required inside Meadow Brook Hall.

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


New! Flashlight Tours

 

Thursday, Feb. 10, 17, 24 | 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
$30 each | $27 members

See Meadow Brook Hall in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before with our all-new Flashlight Tours. From a domed ceiling painted with constellations to the glow of illuminated jade, you’ll enjoy new sights and stories as you explore the dimly lit rooms of Meadow Brook with a Flashlight Tour.

This is a unique and intimate experience, with only ten guests per tour.

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Servant’s Life Tour:
Inspired by Downton Abbey

 

Saturdays & Sundays
Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 | 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
$45 per person | $41.50 members

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

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!

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Guided House Tour

 

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Feb. 4 – Feb. 27 | 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
March 4 – May 29 | Tours begin every half hour from 11:00 a.m. to 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

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.

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Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour

 

Saturdays & Sundays
April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 | 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

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.

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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 two holiday experiences – Winter Wonder Lights and Holiday Walk!

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


Visitor Health & Safety

 

Guest safety is our top priority. In order to protect our community, we ask guests to:

  • Wear a face covering indoors
  • Please stay home if they are feeling sick or have a temperature of 100 F or higher

Please check back to meadowbrookhall.org/covid19 for updates as the situation requires.


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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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 daily tours, call (248) 364-6200 or complete our contact form.