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First Floor House Tour of Charles Stewart Mott Estate
Discover the history of Applewood on a tour of The Charles Stewart Mott Estate. Marvel at flowering gardens and fields of green outside, then wander through the first floor of the home.
What You Will Do
- Explore the first floor of 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
- Enjoy picturesque views of the landscaped beauty that sits outside the home: See gardens, an heritage apple orchard and more.
- One-hour guided tours of the first floor of the main house with a few fun surprises
Please arrive a half-hour before your scheduled tour time to allow for parking, a welcome video and travel to the check-in point.
For cancellations or changes, please call 810-396-3117.
- 234 Ratings
I was amazed and it was very impressive and the history of it all do much I didn't lniw
Really enjoyed our tour of Applewood and hearing the history of the Mott Family. Our guide was wonderful and very friendly.
Although I had done this tour earlier this year our tour guide made this one extra special. She was very informed and we all thought she had been doing this for years because she knew so much. She had only been doing the tours since April. Obviously did a lot of homework. The tour was delightful even though this was the second time this year. We have guests from OK and could see the house through their eyes. I love this home and could live there comfortably. It is unique for its era.
Had a great time on our tours todays. We took both house tours and had wonderful, personable guides both times
Very interesting tour. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Carolyn did an excellent job of showing the rooms in the house. More importantly she gave us lots of history of C.S. and Ruth Mott and explained the importance of their contributions to our state and our community. It was an enjoyable experience.
We were in Flint for the Back to the Bricks event. While there we visited Applewood and from entering to leaving I was impressed with the friendliness, the warm welcome and the quality of the tour. I appreciated the story of the family and loved how clean and well looked after the estate is. Thank you for a wonderful tour, I bought the book which is lovely. I wish there had been more on offer to purchase as a memento of this lovely place. M. Ochoa
Tour was personalized , lots of facts given
I enjoyed the historical aspect of the tour. The tour guide was vert knowledgible. The home is beautiful. Thank you!
Our guide told us stories about Ruth & CS that helped us "know" of their character. Talked about furnishings, silver trophies, dining, kitchen & staff...all fascinating information. She made our experience memorable. We will return soon.
The lady tour guide made the tour very interesting. She had a lot of facts about the family. It was interesting to see how they lived.
we had a Great time
Everyone was so helpful and friendly. The grounds were amazing and kept up so nice. The tour was great and the woman doing it was so nice and knowledgeable.
Tour was very informative and guide presented interesting information.
Lovely home. The tour guide was very informative. He seemed proud of Mr. Mott contribution to the city of Flint.
The history, the staff and volunteers and the place itself made a wonderful addition to our annual girl's weekend.
our tour guide was great! lots of information . flowers were beautiful and the grounds were nice
The Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and answered a lot of our questions pertaining to the house.
Have a great time at the Applewood Estate. the grounds are beautiful. Love hearing about the Mott family and how they influenced Flint in a positive way.
well done, very informative
The home was very interesting. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Gardens were beautiful
It was a call to do good in my community of Flint, Michigan. I left feeling very inspired and to learn something new every day!
It's wonderful all the marvelous things the Mott's did for the city of Flint. The tour of this beautiful estate, at no charge, is only one of many. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Guide was fabulous. She brought the Mott family to life and gave lots of historical perspective that really enhanced the experience. Great tour!
Pleasant staff/volunteers, fascinating history, philosophy of serving the community kept alive (especially in this era of "all for me" selfish and hateful attitudes), beautiful house and landscape. Thank-you for sharing.
Our guide (Jerry) was very informative, organized and friendly. He welcomed our questions and was very professional. His presentation gave insight into the personal and professional lives of the Mott family. Very well done.
Our tour guide added many stories about the Mott family and encouraged all of us in the tour to participate.
Applewood is absolutely beautiful! I felt so comfortable there ,I felt like I was at home . The staff was a breath of fresh air . The gardens were the prettiest gardens I have ever seen. The house was very warm and beautiful. The stories were priceless ! I appreciated my time there, I enjoyed it so much I came back and did two house tours the next day ! Thank you to each and everyone of you ♡ I will be back !
Tour guide was very energetic and informative. I'm looking forward to the behind the scenes tour.
Elena was excellent! Loved the fact that all of the furnishings were left to enhance a beautiful home.
It was well organized and our guide was very informed. We were not rushed and had every opportunity to ask questions.
It's just a hidden treasure in flint .. ♥️♥️Born and raised here and love the Mott family's heart for community ♥️
- Patrick/ Luann
Local history that impacted world wide influence in auto industry and human rights and justice pioneers of American life!!!
Employees were friendly and the tour guide was very good. She answered everyone's questions. I learned a lot. The gardens were beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour to other people. I do plan on coming back.
The tour was very short. It seems that the 1st floor and the behind the scenes could be combined. All in all, we had a lovely day :)