Guided Historic Building 50 & Tunnel Tour
Tours will accommodate 15 people maximum and be held on:
***IMPORTANT - READ THIS: These tours require guests to be physically capable to climb up and down steep stairs and walk through low-clearance areas. A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany and sign the waiver for EACH child under 18 years of age. (no friends' kids.) Photo IDs required. Sorry, NO children under age 12 admitted.Cameras and monopods will be allowed, however any other audio/visual equipment will NOT be permitted***
The tours will guide participants through the original 1885 "North End" of Building 50 that has sat since the State closed the Hospital doors almost 25 years ago. In addition to Building 50, guests will be guided through the underground utility tunnels, originally used to connect and serve buildings all across the original State Hospital campus.
This final portion of Building 50 is available to tour for a limited time due to planned reconstruction this spring. Once completed, there will be no other portions of unrestored Building 50, so you could be one of the last lucky few to see it with your own eyes. Tour ends in the restored Mercato portion of the building where shops, tasting rooms and dining are now open seven days a week.
Please allow 90 minutes for the tour, with photo opportunities throughout the duration. In addition you'll receive an exclusive tour discount card to Village shops & dining!
Please see the required Tour Waiver here:
For more information please call:
Tours will meet 10 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME near High Five Threads in the Mercato: 800 Cottageview Drive, Traverse City MI. You should be prepared to dress warmly with coat, hat, gloves and closed toed shoes.
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (View)
800 Cottage View Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|