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Cranbrook House

380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
248-645-3147
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Built in the early 20th century, Cranbrook House was the home of newspaper magnates George Gough...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owner description: Built in the early 20th century, Cranbrook House was the home of newspaper magnates George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth.

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Huntington Beach, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
129 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a home of a super rich family of their time. They were in the newspaper business. They supported the arts and crafts movement. They loved hand made products with beauty and a purpose. There is lots of hand carved wood. The house tour is of the first floor only. The grounds are nice. They were generous and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and we had a wonderful time exploring the gardens. There are nooks and paths to explore all along the way. The house was not open for tours on Saturday, but we had fun just looking at the outside and imagining what it would be like to live there. We walked around for about 2... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We love touring houses. We love teas. This was fun. The tour of the house only covers the first floor. We would have loved to see more, but the other floors are used as offices. The house and story that goes along with it are interesting. It is a family home with family stories. There are a lot of unique... More 

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Atlanta
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89 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the first of three grand homes I visited on my trip to Detroit, the other two being Meadow Brook Hall and The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. Cranbrook House & Gardens is a lavish English Arts & Crafts style home from 1908, designed by renowned Detroit architect Albert Kahn for George and Ellen Booth. At the time I... More 

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Fawn Ridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

History, art, world class sculptures & architecture, a science museum spread out on beautiful estate grounds.Nestled in a New England landscape on the elegant Cranbrook Road is a complex that also includes three private preparatory schools.

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I attended a tour with a group of the grounds, house and tea. Lunch was presented simple and satisfying. Service could have been a bit better for drinks. Beautiful grounds but be prepared to walk on uneven Terrain and up and down stairs without railings if mobility impaired. Can be very difficult even if you have walking aids.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I usually try to go to Cranbrook House every summer. The gardens are beautiful and are a wonderful place for a picnic. The flowers are just lovely and I also like to see all the fountains. Be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours wondering around as there's lots of nooks and crannies to explore. I believe you... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Always top drawer docents who bring the house's history alive. Lovely gardens surround the house - my favorite is the sunken garden in the spring time. The mass of tulips is just stunning!

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Huntington Woods, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

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

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Top Contributor
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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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.

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