Cranbrook House Tour

Sunday, November 28th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Step back in time to a golden era of craftsmanship on a guided tour of Cranbrook House. You will learn about the Booth family and their 1908 English Tudor estate while viewing handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained glass, and other works of art. Book your tour today!

Cranbrook House is an Arts and Crafts-style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect Albert Kahn. It served as the family home of George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth, the visionary couple that founded Cranbrook Educational Community, for over 40 years. 

Photograph of the Cranbrook House Library by James Haefner

For the well-being and enjoyment of everyone on the tour:

  • Face coverings are required for all docents and guests at all times while inside Cranbrook House. Disposable coverings will be available at the door. 
  • Tours will be limited to 12 guests and two docents to allow room for social distancing. We may expand the capacity as the season progresses.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available. 
  • Registration is required in advance online. 
  • Children younger than 12 years old are discouraged on this tour.
  • Doors to Cranbrook House open 15 minutes before the tour.
  • The tour will begin promptly and late entry is not permitted.
  • Please stay home and reschedule your tour if you are not feeling well. 

Accessibility
Cranbrook House & Gardens is a historic facility preserved and maintained as closely as possible to its original design. Please contact us at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu with any questions about accessibility. 

Admission
Adults: $20
Seniors (60+), Students, Active Duty Military, First Responders, Healthcare Professionals (with ID): $15
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: Free

Photograph of the Cranbrook House Dining Room

In partnership with Museums for All, Cranbrook House tours are free for those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits). Please register online and show your EBT (Michigan Bridge) card when you arrive to receive free admission for you and up to three guests.  

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How to Register
Please click the button at the bottom of this page to reserve your Cranbrook House tour. Reservations are required by Friday at 10:00am before each tour. 

Location and Parking
Cranbrook House & Gardens
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Parking is available onsite in our main lot. Additional parking is available on Lone Pine Road. Accessible parking is available just south of the Cranbrook House Courtyard. 

Click here for a map

When You Arrive
Doors to Cranbrook House open 15 minutes before the tour begins. Only registered guests will be permitted inside. Entry will not be permitted after the tour begins.

Please provide the docent with the name you used to register to verify admission. There are no tickets for this event. You do not need to print your confirmation (we recommend having it available on your mobile device for reference). 

Restrooms
Restrooms are available in the lower level of Cranbrook House. During October, restrooms are also available at the Gatehouse (the small building immediately to your left when you enter our main entrance off Lone Pine Road). 

Photography and Other Guest Policies
Photography is permitted for amateur use only. No special equipment or tripods may be brought on the tour. Please review our photography, pet, and other guest policies on our Estate Etiquette page prior to your tour to ensure an enjoyable visit. Thank you for helping us remain open and safe for everyone by following our policies.

Refund Policy
Guests will receive a refund if a tour is canceled by Cranbrook. We will post a notice at the top of our website if the Cranbrook House tour is canceled. All efforts will be made to post the alert at least an hour before the tour begins. Tours are otherwise nonrefundable (exceptions may be made for guests unable to attend the tour due to illness). 

Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary
Tours of Cranbrook House are provided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers who have completed an extensive docent training program. Celebrating 50 years of service this year, Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary has supported approximately $1M in restoration, preservation, and maintenance projects at Cranbrook House & Gardens through its tours, membership dues, Endowment interest, and other funding sources. 

Additional Information
Tours feature 12 rooms on the first floor of Cranbrook House including the Library, Oak Room, and Mr. Booth’s Original Office. Please contact us at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu with any questions. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. 

Acknowledgment of Risk
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By registering for a tour of Cranbrook House, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.

Photo Credits 
Cranbrook House Library photograph by James Haefner. Courtesy Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Cranbrook House Living Room and Dining Room photographs by Eric Franchy.