Twilight Grand Traverse Commons Walking Tour
For those seeking an otherworldly experience, the evening skyline of Building 50 is magical and unique. The tour begins on the historic front lawn and ends in the 1883 underground steam tunnel.
What You Will Do
- Tour the historic buildings once home to the Traverse City State Hospital, now one of the largest re-purposing renovation projects in the country
- Observe the fascinating shadow play and listen for the creeks and groans of the asylum “cottages” settling at night
- Learn about Dr. Munson’s “Beauty is Therapy” theory on patient care, the former uses of the structures on the property, the purpose of the architecture and more
- Get a rare look into the 1885 underground steam tunnel
- Guided tour
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and comfortable walking shoes.
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