Explore Cranbrook House

Cranbrook House was designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth, and served as their family home for 40 years. The estate is now the centerpiece of the Cranbrook Educational Community campus, a National Historic Landmark.

Designed in the English Arts and Crafts-style, Cranbrook House is the oldest surviving manor home in metro Detroit. The Booths commissioned the finest artisans, craftsmen and studios of the period to furnish the house with handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art. 

Public Tours

Guided tours of the historic manor home are provided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers from June through October and during other select times throughout the year.

Tea or Lunch Tours

Experience an elegant tea or delicious lunch in the cultural ambiance of the oldest surviving manor home in metro-Detroit and the centerpiece of the renowned Cranbrook Educational Community.

Private Tours

Cranbrook House welcomes organized groups of 15 or more guests for pre-arranged private tours of the Booth’s family home, and groups of 20 or more guests for private tours with tea or lunch. 

"A Detroit-area jewel, not to be missed!"
- Kristen

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.

Estate Etiquette
To ensure an enjoyable visit, please review our Estate Etiquette page - for useful information on our pet, photography, and other policies - before your arrival date.

For information on accessing Cranbrook House & Gardens, please visit our Accessibility page or contact us before your arrival date.