Cranbrook House Docent Training Orientation

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Attend Cranbrook House Docent Training Orientation for an overview of the Docent Training volunteer program and to connect with others interested in Cranbrook, art, architecture, and history.

Orientation will provide an overview of docent expectations and introduce you to the tour script. 

What does a docent do?
Cranbrook House docents lead guided tours of the historic Arts and Crafts-style manor and provide information about the home during special events throughout the year. 

Photograph of a Cranbrook House docent.

Docent Training Schedule
Wednesdays, March 13, 2024 - May 8, 2024
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Extra classes may be added based on the needs of the participants. No class on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

After orientation, participants will meet for weekly training sessions and soon be sharing the story of Cranbrook’s founders and their English Tudor estate with visitors from around the world.

Docent Requirements

  • No experience necessary to join the training program.
  • Enjoy speaking to public groups (tours may include about 40 people). 
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all eight training sessions. Please let docent leadership know if you need to miss a class.  
  • Prospective docents must become Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary members after orientation.
  • Successfully complete the docent training program and final tour.

Registration
Registration is required. Please click the button below to enroll in the 2024 Cranbrook House Docent Training program. Enrollment closes on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 12:00pm. 

Location
Cranbrook House is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.

Please check in at the front door. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 5:45pm, as training will start promptly at 6:00pm and the doors will be locked at this time.

Click here for an estate map

Additional Information
Please contact us at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu if you have any questions about Cranbrook House Docent Training.