SAARINEN HOUSE TOUR FEES
Full-time Students with ID: $10
Cranbrook Art Museum ArtMembers: Free
Saarinen House Tours depart from the Cranbrook Art Museum Peristyle.
Tickets do not include admission to the Art Museum.
ABOUT SAARINEN HOUSE
An Art Deco masterpiece, Saarinen House is the jewel of Cranbrook’s architectural treasures. From 1930 through 1950, Saarinen House served as the home and studio of the Finnish-American designers Eliel Saarinen—Cranbrook’s first resident architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art’s first president—and Loja Saarinen—the Academy’s first head of the Weaving Department and director of Studio Loja Saarinen.
Your tour will explore the main areas of the house—including the living room, dining room, and studio—and the restored private spaces of the home—the butler’s pantry, upstairs hall and breakfast nook, and the main bebroom suite.
For more information on Saarinen House tours, please see the Tour Information webpage. For background information on Saarinen House and its history, please see our main Saarinen House webpage.
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research cares about the health and wellbeing of our tour guests and staff. Please see our Tour Information page for our current COVID-19 policies.
HOW TO REGISTER
Advance ticket sales for each weekend close Friday at 10:00am Eastern Time. Tours regularly sell out. Tickets must be purchased online and cannot be purchased at the house.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
All tours of Saarinen House depart from Cranbrook Art Museum. Free parking is available in Cranbrook Art Museum lot. Follow signs to the main entrance of Cranbrook Art Museum; the tour begins outside on the Museum Peristyle.
You do not need to print your ticket. You will be asked to provide your name to the Collections Interpreter (Cranbrook staff guide) to verify your ticket.
Please see our Tour Information page for additional details about the tour, including accessibility and restrooms.
By registering for this event, you agree to our photography, refund, and other policies.
Living Room of Saarinen House, 2015; Photography by James Haefner, Courtesy of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Book Room of Saarinen House, 2015; Photography by James Haefner, Courtesy of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Dining Room of Saarinen House, 2015; Photography by James Haefner, Courtesy of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.