Summer is here. The flowers are blooming. And plenty of people in historic homes and neighborhoods around the city are getting ready to show off where they live. Here's a list of home tours and dates to schedule into your calendar.
The Corktown Historical Home and Garden Tour is June 5, 12-5pm. Tickets are available the day of the tour for $15 at the Gealic League.
The Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour is June 11 & 12 and features eight historic homes, two gardens, three churches, and two schools. Tickets can be purchased here.
The University District Home Tour is September 11 from 10-5. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of and can be purchased here.
Boston Edison has their organized tour around the holidays, but they also offer suggestions for a self-guided tour here.
For individual homes and buildings in and just outside of Detroit:
Palmer Park's Log Cabin Day is June 26. The 1880's Log Cabin — Detroit’s only authentic log cabin — will be open for a rare tour.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Affleck House in Bloomfield Hills is open from 12-2 June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, and Oct. 15. The house was donated to Lawrence Technological University in 1978 for use as a teaching resource for the University’s College of Architecture and Design faculty and students. Over the years, architecture students have lived in the house to provide access to the public, give tours, and advance the University’s research and restoration efforts. Tickets can be purchased here.
Tours of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores are Tuesday-Sunday. You can tour the house, grounds, and add on to see extra parts of the estate.
The Cranbrook House in Bloomfield Hills is open for tours starting in June and running through October. It's the oldest manor home in metro Detroit and a National Historic Landmark.
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