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Cranbrook House and Gardens

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Address: 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone Number: +1 248-645-3147
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out...

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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Great Place to go on a beautiful Fall Day.

Beautiful and serene. Gorgeous setting just off the main drag (Woodward) in suburban Bloomfield Hills. Cranbrook never fails to impress locals and visitors alike.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I only toured the Gardens and not the house as I did not want to pay money. The Gardens was nice but nothing special. It was just like walking around the grounds of a nice mansion. Definitely not worth the 30 minutes drive! Though I did have a Michigan Activity Pass, which allowed me free admission into the nearby art... More 

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CranbrookHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cranbrook House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your review of Cranbrook Gardens. We are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. Please keep in mind that October is the end of the season for our gardens and many of the plantings, such as the Sunken Garden, may already have been pulled before your visit. To see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Beautiful and serene. Gorgeous setting just off the main drag (Woodward) in suburban Bloomfield Hills. Cranbrook never fails to impress locals and visitors alike.

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Bloomfield Hills, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Whether walking the grounds, joining a formal tour of the gardens or visiting the "house", it is always a joy to come to Cranbrook and benefit from the enthusiasm of the volunteers that make these visits such a joy. Cranbrook is the best for a jog, a walk, a museum visit or a learning tour about the area.

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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Cranbook House and Gardens are part of the large Cranbook educational complex which is a world-renowned National Historic Landmark cultural center. The six institutions at Cranbrook include the Brookside School for Children, Christ Church Cranbrook, Cranbrook School for Boys, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Kingswood School for Girls. The house was built in 1908 by... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I'm always surprised how many people who live in SE Michigan are either not aware of the beautiful Cranbrook campus or have not been there in many years. I took a friend from Florida to the Cranbrook House, Gardens and grounds in late June. She couldn't get over how beautiful it is there. On this particular trip we did not... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

One of the most enchanting estates in the United States, Cranbrook House and Gardens offers beauty at every turn. It is filled with sculptures, fountains, sunken gardens, terraces, and little bridges, all exquisitely done and wonderfully preserved.

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South Bend, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stopped for a stroll in the gardens. Very nice and well kept. We did not tour the house as this was an impromptu visit. I wish we had more time. Definitely a lot to see. And its free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

The historic Cranbrook House and Gardens is one of several attractions worth seeing on the grounds of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Built by a family who had a love for the arts, this wonderful English Arts & Crafts style home reflects their superb taste. The house is filled with beautiful furnishings and art objects, as well as exquisite architectural details.... More 

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Thank you for visiting and leaving us your review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great place to go on a date! My wife and I really enjoyed it! (girlfriend when we went!) Lots of things to see, walk through and chat about. Try to hit it in June or after for the best colors and weather to truly appreciate it!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

We are privileged to have Cranbrook and its museums and gardens in our area. Much of it is maintained by devoted volunteers. The docents are very knowledgable and the green thumbs of the gardens keep the gardens ever blooming

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