As the oldest manor home in southeastern Michigan, Cranbrook House offers a distinctive glimpse into a time when décor, artistry and nature merged. The surrounding gardens, tended by hundreds of volunteers throughout the year, are filled with colorful scented blooms and a tapestry of greenery, side by side with exquisite fountains, sculptures, shaded dells and mossy bogs.
Guided tours of Cranbrook House are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors or students. All tours include a garden visit.
Thursdays, June 20 - October 31, 2013
Tours at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Online registration for Tea or Lunch closes the Sunday before each event. Please phone 248.645.3149 to check availability.
Fridays June 21 - October 25, 2013
Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (September and October Tours at 11 a.m. only)
Sundays June 16 - October 27, 2013
Tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. (September and October Tours at 1 p.m. only)
There is no tour on October 13, 2013.
Tour is limited to 45 guests and lasts approximately 75 minutes. We regret that tour times can change with little or no notice.
Private tours for groups of 15 or more guests are available with 4 weeks notice. Register by phone by calling 248 645.3149.
Please note we are not able to accommodate strollers, food and beverages or pets in the House. Tour will appeal best to children over age 7. For conservation reasons photography is prohibited. Please be aware of all signs and respect cultural properties in the House
Self-guided tours of Cranbrook Gardens are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $15 for families. Season passes to Cranbrook Gardens are available at $25 for individual, $35 per couple and $45 per family.
Self-Guided Tours Daily from May 1 - Labor Day
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed July 4.
After Labor Day through September
Daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October weekends only
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cranbrook House & Gardens Greenhouse is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visit the Cranbrook House Greenhouse and enjoy the demonstrations gardens and the propagation areas.
Please call 248 645.3149 with any questions.
Please note bicycles, dogs, picnicking, and wading or swimming in the fountains is prohibited and we ask that visitors be respectful of the cultural properties including fountains, statuary and stonework features. Please do not disturb the urns, pick any vegetation or step into flower beds. Trash receptacles are available for your convenience. Restrooms are located at the Gatehouse/Welcome Center. The gardens change seasonally and from year-to-year. Certain planting combinations may differ from those illustrated online.
There are certain natural and artificial surface conditions, such as grass, wood chips, stones, stairs, steep slopes and uneven terrain which can make walking and use of a wheelchair difficult. A map designating the most accessible path is available at the gatehouse. Assistance for persons using wheelchairs or walkers is recommended. When the Gatehouse/Welcome Center is closed there is no access to bathrooms in the gardens. For any questions or concerns please call 248 645.3149