Photography+ Tours are the first tour of the day from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Photography is allowed inside the home, for personal use only. This is longer than our standard tour and has fewer visitors for a more intimate experience. Please note that no tripods and no flash photography are permitted inside the house.
Tours of the Smith House, which is owned by a private foundation, are available through the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Photography+ Tours are $55 per person
To make a reservation, please call the Center at 248.645.3323.
All tours of Smith House depart from the front desk of Cranbrook Art Museum.
If you have a confirmed reservation, please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour time to check in. We will take a shuttle to the home promptly at the start of your tour time. There are no refunds or exchanges.
Tours are limited to 15 guests.
Tours are 1.5 hours long, and allow interior photography, for personal use only.
Tours take place rain or shine. To protect the historic integrity of the home, you will be asked to remove your shoes and wear booties that will be provided.
For the safety and comfort of all visitors, children younger than eight years old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on this tour.
Due to the historical status and intimate nature of the House, many rooms and passageways are very narrow and therefore the house is not wheelchair accessible. All tours are walking tours and guests must be able to walk and stand throughout most of the tour. There are no places to sit down in the house itself.
Coats and Bags
Only small wallets and handheld cameras are permitted on the tours. Please leave all backpacks, purses, camera bags, camera equipment and other cumbersome items in vehicles. This policy was created for the security and protection of Smith House and its collection of fine and decorative art.
There are no public restroom facilities at the house itself; please use the facilities at the Cranbrook Art Museum before beginning your tour.