Grand Traverse Commons Historic Walking Tour

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Tour a historic building, currently one of the country's largest re-purposed renovation projects. Explore an amazing brick steam tunnel while learning about the history of the Traverse City State Hospital.
Duration:  2hrs
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • Wander through old hospital buildings full of classic beauty
  • Travel through the underground steam tunnel system built in 1883
  • Learn from your guide about the history of mental health in this country and the role this particular building played in that story

What's Included

  • Guided Historic Tour of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, formerly the Traverse City State Hospital

Additional Information

These tours require guests to be physically capable to climb up and down steep stairs and walk through low-clearance areas. Significant walking will be required. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Ages 12 & over. Under 18 requires parent or guardian present.

Cancellation policy

Once tickets are purchased they can not be canceled. But may be rescheduled up to a year from purchase date.

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Jan 1, 2020
My husband and I enjoyed this tour so much. Joe was our tour guide and he was awesome! This tour was so intresting and informative he explained how the hospital operated for years. The beauty of the buildings and the grounds was just amazing. I highly recommend this tour.
Dec 29, 2019
It was a very good and entertaining your. Everyone was asked to show up 15 minutes before the start time, and yet the tour did not start on time. Doesn't matter if it was 3 minutes after the scheduled time. He was still late and that set the tone for me for the tour, unfortunately.
Nov 27, 2019
Our guide was very informative and obviously in love with the preservation of this historical building


Meeting location:  630 Cottageview Dr


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