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“Crankbrook is a lovely place for a walk in the summer or fall.”

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!
Reviewed 14 March 2013

One of my favorite places to go when I have an afternoon to enjoy nature ! Beautiful architecture and grounds.

1  Thank ValerieInMichigan
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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.

2  Thank Dja17chaos
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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

Thank Meda C
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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.

1  Thank Ddfocus
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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!!!

1  Thank Gracie393
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