House & Gardens

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. Please visit our Plan A Visit page for tour times and pricing. 

Construction on the new Cranbrook House parking lot and exit drive is now underway The Cranbrook House parking lot will be closed during this project.  Please park across the street on Lone Pine Road in the area marked “Cranbrook House Visitor Parking” or at Christ Church Cranbrook.  The drive to Cranbrook House may be closed periodically during this operation. Please observe all construction notices and thank you for your patience and cooperation while we undergo this project to improve the safety and accommodations of our historic site.  

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