Cranbrook House is an Arts and Crafts-style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn for the visionary couple that founded Cranbrook, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. The Booths commissioned the finest artisans, craftsmen and studios of the period to furnish their 1908 English Tudor estate. Take a guided tour and step back in time to a golden era of craftsmanship, viewing handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art.
Tours of Cranbrook House are provided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteer docents.
Please continue reading below for more information and click the "Register For This Event" button at the bottom of this page to book your Cranbrook House tour today!
CRANBROOK HOUSE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
The Oak Room
Celebrating its centennial in 1919, the Oak Room features hand-carved oak paneling completed under the direction of woodcarver, John Kirchmayer. Cartouches complement the paneling and commemorate important Booth and Cranbrook-related events.
The Library is the centerpiece of George Booth's devotion to the Arts and Crafts movement. Added in 1918, this room boasts hand-carved walls, hand-woven tapestries, hand-made furniture, and many hand-bound books in its collection of over 6,000 titles!
The Dining Room
During your tour of this room, you'll hear a family story that may sound like a tall tale, and see the Booth's dining table that was completed by Albert Kahn from George Booth's design, dinnerware, lighting by Caldwell & Company, a portrait by a famous painter, and more.
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 book a Cranbrook House tour, please register online through the link at the bottom of this page or call 248.645.3149. Tour admission may also be purchased at Cranbrook House the day of the tour (space permitting). Tickets purchased in advance will be held at the front door (please show your order confirmation on your mobile device or print out a copy).