Traverse City Historic Asylum Photography Tour

65 Ratings


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Meander through the grounds of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, a historic group of buildings that are currently in the process of being restored. Snap great shots of this former hospital that was built in the style of Victorian-Italianate architecture.
Duration:  3hrs
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • Wander through parts of these classically ornate hospital buildings and explore their historic design
  • Take advantage of opportunities to capture beautiful up-close images of the inside of the historic asylum “cottages” that housed patients
  • Travel the underground walkways on a tour that leads to a steam tunnel built in 1883
  • Learn the history of mental health facilities in this country and the role this hospital played

What's Included

  • Guided Photography 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 (about 1 mile) will be required and refunds will not be permitted if you are unable to keep pace with the tour. The tour group will be led outdoors for the majority of the duration so please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Cameras and tripods will be allowed, however any other audio/visual equipment is not permitted. Ages 18 & over. ID required.

Cancellation policy

Tickets are non refundable. Once tickets are purchased they can be rescheduled up to a year from purchase date.

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Oct 21, 2019
Nick was a good guide to the abandoned buildings.
Sep 30, 2019
This was a second trip. I find the old buildings fascinating. Our tour guide is knowledgeable but is not in your face with facts and observations. He allows you to venture into the bits that are of interest to you. I'd do this once a week if I could afford it! Great job!
Sep 2, 2019
The history and stories are very interesting. Our guide was incredible. I will do this again !!


Meeting location:  830 Cottageview Dr


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