- 155 Ratings
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Applewood Estate
Explore a historic home as you get an inside look at the Applewood Estate. See this Michigan landmark up-close as a professional guide leads you through the many halls and rooms.
What You Will Do
- Explore the Mott family estate, Applewood, which has decades of history adorning its wall and halls
- Follow a friendly guide through impeccably decorated rooms as you listen to fascinating tales that detail the story of the family
- Set off on a tour that takes you to spots most never see, including the basement and master bedroom
- Listen to stories of the house's past and of the residents that lived here as you pick up plenty of insider tidbits
- One-hour guided tour
- 155 Ratings
Elena was our tour guide. She spent extra time with us and told us a lot of interesting and funny stories about the family. Having worked for Mrs. Ruth Mott she shared details about family life that someone else would not know. She was lovely and charming. We really had an incredible time.
The Tour Guide Elina was very informative especially she had first hand contact with Mrs. Ruth Mott being one of the "house ladies".
The tours and the grounds were wonderful..All the volunteers were very friendly and helpful
This one was a gem. Our tour guide had worked for Mrs. Mott for five years before her passing. While seeing the second floor and the basement was wonderful the greatest part of this trip was hearing personal stories about the Motts and Ruth particularly. Someone needs to take the time to record the storehouse of history this wonderful woman has. (As well as anyone else who worked with the Motts). Please don't let this valuable resource get lost to time. While touring the house is a very special event, the most important part is learning about their lives and leaving feeling like you have come to know them.
Enjoyed our tours. Guides were friendly and interesting.
Very informative, nice to see spots of all the house. Made you feel like you looked into a window of their lives. Thank you for opening up this house for everyone to see!
Our tour guide was Elena, who has helped maintain and support the estate for decades as a member of its staff. Her first hand descriptions of the historic home, its spaces, and its contents were composed in such a way as to consistently evoke the personalities, quirks, and above all, the character of the Mott family members who called the house and grounds their own. She conducted much more than a guided tour of a beautiful historic resource. Her narrative was first and foremost a great tribute to the family, especially Ruth Mott herself.
Elana was our tour guide. I love the first hand account from some some who lived/worked in the home. She spoke very highly of the Mott family. I loved seeing that the Matt's were very down to earth people and very generous.
I loved the history and the stories told by the guide.
The "Behind the Scenes" tour of the house was very interesting. Our tour guide, Elena, was exceptionally good. She had many stories about the Mott family from personal experience because of working for them for many years. It was a wonderful experience to see the house and learn about how they lived and what good people the Mott family were. It was nice to hear how well that they treated their employees.
Our guide personally worked for Mrs Mott. She was a wealth of information. The history was very interesting.
Our tour guide was Elena....fabulous, fabulous gal with so much experience with Ruth Mott andknowledge of Applewood What a wonderful experience!! We will be back!
This was a wonderful experience to visit the Mott Estate! Everyone involved was knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend it to others.
The information was very interesting. It would have been nice to see more rooms..
Growing up in Flint, although I did take advantage of classes offered by the Mott foundation, I did not pay much attention to the reason that all came about. I now find it so interesting, and touring the home and grounds makes me appreciate how important this family has been, not just here, but in so many areas. Thanks to Mr and Mrs. Mott and the prople who continue to make this possible.
I loved it. We took a second special tour that included the second floor and the basement. This tour was given by a lady who had worked at Applewood. Her insights were very interesting. Both tours were great.
Elena, the tour guide, was a gem. She told interesting stories about her time as an employee working for Mrs. Mott. And of course, the house and the estate grounds are incredible. Very fun day.
The tour guide took a lot of time talking about the flowers and gardens of applewood.
It was beautifully done. The tour guide made us feel like we lived & worked there too. Such a lovely experience!
The tour guides information was definitely very interesting but, a little redundant and therefore long winded.
Elena could not have done a better job. Her past experiences with the family made the tour come to life. We felt like a guest who had been invited in for a true visit.
very informative and fun
We had an awesome tour guide!
I received so much information about the Mott family and their home I felt as if I knew them. I was very impressed with their life style and generosity to others. Not just now , how giving they are, but years ago.
Beautiful estate and grounds. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, especially Elena who was able to tell us about her time working with Mrs. Mott.
Our Russian guide was very informative. All the inside stories. Fascinating.
I enjoyed a wonderful day at Applewood!! Each one of the volunteer staff I met was SO friendly!! The tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. The gardens were beautiful!! I appreciated all the special personal touches around Applewood too. The lovely fresh floral arrangements in the house, and the sample cookies with the recipe. Applewood is a treasure in Flint. Thank you for the great experience!!
The guide was very informative, friendly and entertaining! She had many stories about the Mott family to make the tour personal.
I was very satisfied with our guides knowledge of family history and the house. I would to have liked to see the third floor and have the gate house restored for visitors.
a fascinating glimpse of the Mott family and their lifestyle!
Well organized and the guide was knowledgeable about the home and the Mott Family. We took the main floor tour earlier the same day which we felt was extremely helpful.
It was beautiful to see again and compare with my memories of visiting as a child for the Christmas parties. Both tour guides were excellent and presented the information in a very interesting and informative presentation.
Elena provided a unique tour because of her personal experience with Mrs. Mott. Her commentary made the Motts' life at Applewood come alive for visitors.
Elania the tour guide was not only knowledgeable and friendly but welcomed questions. Her enthusiasm showed how much she loved working for Mrs Mott.
ELENA. was anot excellent tour guide.
Elana was awesome, sharing personal stories about her experiences with Mrs Mott. It was very interesting learning about the Mott family.
The tour guide had a lot of knowledge about the house and stories involving the Motts and I love seeing the house.
It was fun seeing the behind the scenes areas that were more personal to the family.
We enjoy walking around the estate, it's beautiful and peaceful. Our tour guide was a pure delight, an extra thank you to her would be appreciated. over all just a great experience.
We had Elena as a tour guide and she did a great job. The volunteers also did a great job. Thanks for a fabulous experience!
It was great to see behind the scenes. Our guide was GREAT! It was Elena. We enjoyed all of her stories and her experience at Applewood,
Very interesting and informative tour. We really enjoyed our guide and the walk through the house.