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“An amazing step back in time!”

Cranbrook House and Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out of several iconic fountains, the comforting smell of flowers in one of the many remarkable gardens, the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around you…just a taste of what awaits at Cranbrook House and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark. Cranbrook House is a 1908 estate designed in the Arts & Crafts style by noted Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, for the founders of Cranbrook, newspaper mogul George Gough Booth and his wife, Ellen Scripps Booth. From spring through fall, guests can tour the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by a non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary. We invite you to explore our historic estate, take a tour, join a program or attend an event. Members/volunteers and donations are always welcome as well. We hope you enjoy your time at Cranbrook House and Gardens and thank you in advance for visiting!
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126 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“An amazing step back in time!”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

An amazing walk back into history of the Booth family, Cranbrook Schools and the building of Detroit. Great history lessons and beautiful architecture and the gardens alone are worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank Dja17chaos
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Cul;tural Trip”
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Several of us went to view the current exhibit. It was about bats,if I'm remembering correctly. Parking is easy and the walk thru the museum is easy. Very enjoyable afternoon. Whatever they will have on exhibit is worth while making the trip

Visited April 2012
Thank Meda C
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83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Iconic status”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Cranbrook House affords the visitor a look into the early days of this very interesting institution. The architecture, the furnishings and the stories are all worth seeing and hearing.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Ddfocus
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Birmingham, Michigan
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Holiday Tables event”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

An annual favorite for many people was again a fabulous site for ideas for your own holiday table or to see other people's lovely collections and possessions and their creativity!!!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Gracie393
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Franklin, Tennessee
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125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“We had NO idea all this history was behind the walls”
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Excellent docent on our tour explained so many interesting details about the history of the property. Well maintained through the years, a stunning example of the grand era of SE Michigan was enjoyed!

Thank KRKTravel
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