Choose from Three Options
- $21 for a guided tour for two ($30 value)
- $40 for a guided tour for four ($60 value)
- $55 for a guided tour for six ($90 value)
Current Visiting Exhibit: Art in the Garden, a series of eight reproductions of famous paintings placed throughout the mansion’s lush gardens. The exhibit will be on display through July 16, 2015.
Beginning May 26 included in the ticket price is entrance into the Dodge Brothers exhibit.
Voucher is good toward all guided tours with several options available. Please see website for tour dates and times.
Meadow Brook Hall
Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, once said that "Knowledge of the past helps people face the challenges of the future." And in the late 50s, she and her second husband made a grand gesture in the name of knowledge: they donated two million dollars, their estate's 1,500 acres, and their mansion to found the campus for Michigan State University, now Oakland University. The mansion, Meadow Brook Hall, preserves Wilson's legacy through its gorgeous setting and decor, including original artwork, antiques, and Tiffany stained glass. As a National Historic Landmark and constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet.
- Size: a 110-room Tudor revival-style mansion
- Crown Jewel: a medieval-inspired ballroom with high arching ceilings, which once stretched over the likes of Frank Sinatra and the cursed fedora that controlled his mind
- Eye Catcher: the intricately-carved plaster ceiling in the Christopher Wren Dining Room
- Don't Miss: the rococo-style furniture and reproduction artworks on display in the French Room
- Hidden Gems: rare editions among the 800 leather-bound books in the library
- Pro Tip: photography is only allowed outside for visitors who've purchased tours
- Special Programs: daily house tours