Guided tours of the historic home are provided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary from June through October and during other select times throughout the year. The adjoining 40 acres of Cranbrook Gardens are open for self-guided visits.
View handcrafted furnishings, tapestries, and a selection of George and Ellen Booth’s (Cranbrook’s founders) large collection of world class art in their 1908 English Tudor, Arts and Crafts-style manor home during your guided tour.
Highlights of Rooms You'll Tour at Cranbrook House
The Library is the largest room in Cranbrook House and is truly the centerpiece of George Booth's devotion to the Arts and Crafts movement. Featuring hand-carved walls, hand-woven tapestries, hand-made furniture, and many hand-bound books in its collection of over 6,000 titles!
Mr. Booth's Original Office
George Booth often met and conducted business with farm supervisors, gardeners, and others in his original office before the west wing addition in 1918; at which time it was converted to a "morning room" for Ellen Booth. In 1993, the Auxiliary restored the room to the way it looked when the family moved into Cranbrook House.
The Oak Room
The Oak Room is named for its oak paneling, hand-carved in a linen fold under the direction of woodcarver, John Kirchmayer. Cartouches surround the perimeter of the uppermost portion of the walls commemorating important Booth and Cranbrook-related events. An elaborate Tudor Rose ceiling completes the room.
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