- 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
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and comfortable walking shoes.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
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