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Alden Dow Home and Studio

315 Post St., Midland, MI 48640
+1 866-315-7678
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Fascinating tour of three classic mid-century modern residences

In each house we had a leisurely tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. Each guide was well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Well worth the time and money

We walked through the gardens before taking the home and studio tour, and it provided the best... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert K
Portage, Michigan
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315 Post St., Midland, MI 48640
+1 866-315-7678
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In each house we had a leisurely tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. Each guide was well informed about the house's architectural history. The houses offered stunning views of the landscaped yards through scores of large windows. Some of the house interiors featured stunning woods....More

Thank hurti2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked through the gardens before taking the home and studio tour, and it provided the best overall view of the compound from across the pond. You also get to see the outside of Alden's parents house. The gardens are not connected to the home...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative and we loved the whole trip. Only tiny complaint is that our group was larger than we would have preferred - maybe 15 people or so. Took too guides to keep everyone in "order". Well worth the 3 hour drive to come to...More

Thank Shoe8545
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've taken most of our family and many guests on this fascinating tour of one of Michigan's National Historic Landmarks, a look at the studio and home of Michigan's architect laureate, Alden Dow. The docent tour guides really know the facts and history of this...More

Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We brought friends from Florida and had never been ourselves. It was amazing! The architecture and the creativity are breath-taking. The woodwork and the furnishings just beautiful. The landscaping melds into the house and studio. And no idea when you look at the house just...More

Thank TR3Driver
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Alden Dow Home and Studio were wonderful! Our two hour tour, led by docent Jude, was fascinating. He was very knowledgeable about the Dow family and their history, architecture history and details, as well as details about the home and studios. The home and...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had guests from another state visit us this week, and yesterday morning we had a wonderful tour of the Alden B Dow home and studio. Our guide was Sarah Yoder, and she was excellent! She had so much knowledge of the location, and of...More

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Alden is my neighbor. Well his house is anyway. It backs up to the beautiful Dow Gardens and the Midland Center for the Arts. If you like architecture you will love looking through this house and surrounding property. No skinny dipping in the pond however......More

1  Thank stinkydeer
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The history of the Dow family, Midland and Alden Dow's architecture are fascinating. The facility is well preserved and the guide was knowledgeable. More than we expected, so pleased we went.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The house is in great condition, the house was like the family is still there. The docent was friendly and informative. Although, my only complaint is they do NOT allow ANY indoor photography, only outdoor. Yet, you can not walk around the property.

Thank rubyhugsparks
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Yes, at the conclusion of the tour.
14 June 2016|
Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
The back of the home can be seen from inside Dow gardens, but the entrance is on Post Street. Public tours are given M-Sat. at 2 p.m. and Fri. - Sat. at 10 a.m. Reservations are required. I wasn't able to find the cost on... More