Grand Traverse Commons Historic Walking Tour

  • 4,045 Ratings

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: 2 hours
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

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

Customer Reviews

  • 4,045 Ratings

  • Bill

The tour was excellent. So much great history and architecture. Didn't know that the method of treatment for the patients was so innovative. Our tour guide made the experience so fun.

October 19, 2018

  • Lori

Joe was very informative. We enjoyed every part of the tour.

October 15, 2018

  • Doris

Fascinating history and great tour guide

October 13, 2018
630 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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