Cranbrook House & Gardens Private Tours

Bring your group out for a private tour of Cranbrook House, Cranbrook Gardens, or both!

Tours can be complemented with lunch or tea in the charming manor.

We welcome groups of up to 40 for private tours and encourage you to contact us at least four weeks in advance of your requested tour date. 

Please continue reading below for more information about private tours and click the button at the bottom of this page to request a private tour.

Photograph of the Cranbrook House Library by James Haefner

About Cranbrook House & Gardens

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.

Your private guided tour of Cranbrook House will take you back in time to a golden era of craftsmanship as you explore 12 rooms on the first floor, including the Library, Oak Room, and Mr. Booth’s Original Office. 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. 

Cranbrook Gardens is a 40-acre site surrounding Cranbrook House featuring extensive plantings, fountains, reflecting pools, statuary, lakes, and streams. Tours of Cranbrook Gardens introduce visitors to the Booth family and the remarkable grounds they built around their home. You will discover the Greek Theatre, Sunken Garden, and more. 

Photograph of The Greek Theatre by Colton Graub.

Private Tour Admission

The pricing below is for 2024. Rates are subject to change.

Cranbrook House Private Tour (About 75 minutes)
Minimum Guest Count: 10

Cranbrook Gardens Private Tour (About 60 minutes)
Minimum Guest Count: 10

Cranbrook House & Gardens Private Tour (About 2 hours) - SAVE 22%!
Minimum Guest Count: 10

Cranbrook House Tour with Lunch or Tea (About 2 hours and 15 minutes)
$75/person (minimum of 24 people required)

Cranbrook Gardens Tour with Lunch or Tea (About 2 hours)
$75/person (minimum of 24 people required)

Cranbrook House & Gardens Tour with Lunch or Tea (About 3 hours)
$85/person (minimum of 24 people required)

Lunch & Tea Menu
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Photograph of a volunteer leading a tour at Cranbrook House & Gardens.


A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your private tour date and must be received within one week of reservation request confirmation. 

Photograph of the Sunken Garden, summer 2021.

Final Count and Payment

Your final count and payment is due 10 business days before the start of your tour. Payment can be made online with a credit card or with a check made payable to Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary. 

Photograph of the Cranbrook House Dining Room


Cranbrook House & Gardens is a historic facility preserved and maintained as closely as possible to its original design. Please click here for more information.

Photograph of the Reflecting Pool at Cranbrook Gardens.

Location & Parking

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

Parking is available in our main lot. Additional parking is available on Lone Pine Road. 

Please note that large buses must unload tour group members at the BUS DROP OFF area located just north of our main parking lot. Buses are not permitted to drive up to the Cranbrook House Courtyard as there is a low bridge on the drive heading south of Cranbrook House.

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Restrooms are available at the Gatehouse (the small building immediately to your left when you enter our main entrance off Lone Pine Road) from May through October. Restrooms are also available inside Cranbrook House for Cranbrook House tour guests only.

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 Rules 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.

Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary

Tours are provided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers who have completed an extensive docent training program. Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of Cranbrook House & Gardens. We thank you in advance for supporting this mission by booking a private tour.

Request a Private Tour

Please click the button below to fill out our Private Tour Request Form. Once we receive your request for a private tour, we will verify if your preferred date(s) are available, schedule docents for your tour, and then respond to confirm that we have held your dates and with information on next steps. 

If you have any questions about private tours, please email

Photo Credits
Cranbrook House Library photograph by James Haefner. Courtesy Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.

Greek Theatre photograph by Colton Graub. Courtesy Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.

All other photography by Eric Franchy, Cranbrook House & Gardens.