Cranbrook House Tour & Tea

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Enjoy a tour with high tea in the elegant and enchanted setting of Cranbrook House. The historic English-Tudor estate was designed in the Arts & Crafts style for the founders of Cranbrook, George and Ellen Booth. Docents will introduce you to the Booth story as they highlight beautiful furnishings, tapestries, and paintings by world class artists along the way. 

A Peak at Some of the Rooms You'll Tour

The Library

The Library is the largest room in Cranbrook House and is truly the centerpiece of George Booth's devotion to the Arts and Crafts movement. Featuring hand-carved walls, hand-woven tapestries, hand-made furniture, and many hand-bound books in its collection of over 6,000 titles!

Mr. Booth's Original Office

George Booth often met and conducted business with farm supervisors, gardeners, and others in his original office before the west wing addition in 1918; at which time it was converted to a "morning room" for Ellen Booth. In 1993, the Auxiliary restored the room to the way it looked when the family moved into Cranbrook House.

The Oak Room

The Oak Room is named for its oak paneling, hand-carved in a linen fold under the direction of woodcarver, John Kirchmayer. Cartouches surround the perimeter of the uppermost portion of the walls commemorating important Booth and Cranbrook-related events. An elaborate Tudor Rose ceiling completes the room.

Tea Menu

The following items are included with high tea:
Fresh brewed coffee & tea service, ice water, basil lemonade and ice tea, and tea sandwiches.

Tea Sandwiches
Cucumber Boursin, Pickled Onion, Microgreens, Wheatberry Loaf
Poached Michigan Cherry Chicken Salad, Watercress, Brioche Loaf
Smoked Salmon East Coast, Shaved Tomato, Tzaziki, Pumpernickel
Egg Salad, Shaved Cucumber, Roma Tomato, Pullman Loaf

Accompanied with Housemade Scones
Served with Jam and Whipped Cream, Fresh Fruit
Assortment of Miniature Pastries and Petite Fours

The tea was very nice. There was a lot of food and they even brought us seconds! You can't leave hungry. We really enjoyed our afternoon at Cranbrook House!"
- David
Tour Info

To ensure an enjoyable visit, please review our Tour Info page - for useful information on the check-in process, restroom location and more - before your arrival date.


To make a reservation, please click the "Register For This Event" button below or call us at 248.645.3149. Advance reservations are required.

Adults: $32
Seniors (60+), Students with ID, and Active Duty Military: $30
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $22

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