Grand Traverse Commons Historic Walking Tour

  • 3,368 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

  • 3,368 Ratings

  • Pamela

The guide was entertaining as well as informative. I also appreciate the efforts to educate and open the minds of visitors on the mentally ill and treatment.

June 25, 2018

  • Rachel

Our tour guide was wonderful! He really made the tour a great experience!!

June 23, 2018

  • Velita

Our guide Dave was so knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. The whole place and history is just fascinating! We really did not want the tour to end and would have loved to go in more if the buildings. Thank you for a first class experience!

June 22, 2018
630 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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