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.
Cranbrook House and Gardens tours are closed for the season except for special events. Please check our calendar for event days and times. Guided tours of Cranbrook House are generally offered Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays mid-June 16 to late-October. House tour includes admission to the Gardens.
Tea at Cranbrook House is offered in conjunction with a tour the second Thursday of the month July through October. Lunch at Cranbrook House is offered at Noon in conjunction with a tour the third Thursday of the month June through October. Pre-registration is required for all Tea and Lunch tours. Please call 248 645.3147 to register
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