Meadow Brook Daily Tours

A guided tour of the 88,000 square foot house takes visitors on a journey through time. The unique features of the home reflect the opulence of the country estate era, including elaborately detailed carved wood and stone, handmade hardware and ceramic art tile, ornately molded and carved plaster ceilings, stained glass window insets, crystal and art glass lighting fixtures, and gold-plated bathroom fittings.

Tour Options

*Please note:  on Tuesday, August 13, from 2 a.m. to 12 p.m., Meadow Brook Hall will have a scheduled power interruption. Phone and internet service will be down, but tours will still be available. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

House Tour | Tour the family’s opulent living quarters on the first three floors of The Hall.

Behind the Scenes Tour | Explore rarely-seen areas of The Hall on this special tour which includes staff wings, bathrooms, closets and playrooms.

Walking Estate Tour | Walk the grounds and learn the history of the estate, from the farm to the landscape and construction of Meadow Brook Hall. Entrance to the playhouses (Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin) and the Dodge Brothers exhibit is included.

 Art in the Elements | A Floral Exhibit and Tour

August 23 – August 25, 2019

Drawing inspiration from the Hall’s 90th anniversary, the estate’s beautiful grounds, and the talent of floral artists from around the country, Art in the Elements is sure to delight nature and art lovers of all ages. Stroll through the woodland paths of The Great Estate to view over 20 large-scale floral art sculptures and displays. After wandering through the woods, step into The Hall for a self-guided tour complete with floral designs inspired by The Hall’s vast and unique art collection.  Guest can also enjoy free family craft activities from 12 – 4pm on Saturday & Sunday. Admission also includes entrance into Dan’s Cabin, Knole Cottage & The Wilson Playhouse. For more information please click here.

 Tour Schedule

Summer* | May 28 to September 1

House Tour:

  • Daily: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes Tour:

  • Daily: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Walking Estate Tour:

  • Daily: 2:00 p.m.

*Please note, the regularly scheduled tours on Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25 will not be available. Visitors will be able purchase tickets to the Art in the Elements tour which includes a self-guided tour of The Hall, grounds and some estate buildings. Reservations are not required. For more information click here.

Fall | September 3 to October 31

House Tour:

  • Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes Tour:

  • Weekends: 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Fall | Pre-Holiday Walk  | November 1 to November 26

House Tour:

  • Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Walk | November 29 to December 23

  • Click here for tour times and details

Winter | January 2020 – April 2020

House Tour:

  • Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

In addition to daily Meadow Brook house tours, we also offer group tours, Holiday Walk tours, special tours, and youth tours.

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

The gardens and grounds are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For all photo and film inquiries, please call (248) 364-6220 to schedule a session. Fees apply.

Meadow Brook Tour Admission

Meadow Brook tour tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store located inside Meadow Brook Hall. Tour reservations are not required. All guests must be accompanied by a tour guide. Meadow Brook house tours last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the group.

Single TourCombo Tour*Triple Combo Tour**
Child (age 0-5)FreeFreeFree
OU StudentFreeFreeFree
Adults$15.00$25.00$35.00
Seniors 62+$12.00$19.00$26.00
OU Faculty, Staff & Alumni$10.00$15.00$20.00
Active Military with ID$10.00$15.00$20.00
Youth (age 6-12)$7.50$10.00$12.50

Visitors Needing Special Assistance

The Meadow Brook Hall General House Tour is barrier-free and wheelchair accessible. To arrange for sign language interpretation of a tour or a special lecture, call (248) 364-6200.

Visitors Guidelines

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

Photography

Non-flash interior photography for personal use is allowed during tours, community programs and special events at Meadow Brook Hall. Photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Photographs may be published on social media (we highly suggest you tag our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts). Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.

For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of this National Historic Landmark, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay in permitted areas only. Complete policy statements regarding photography, videotaping and sketching/drawing/painting are available at the Visitor Service Desk inside The Hall or by clicking here.

to see a sneak peek of the general house tour, click here. 

 

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