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Self-guided tours are FREE and available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Come wander through our National Historic Landmark building, including our exhibit Journey of a Pioneering Spirit: The Life of Mary Chase Perry Stratton and early Pewabic pieces in our Museum, our Fabrication Studio where you can watch our artisans creating Pewabic wares from start to finish, our Tile Showroom where you can see current custom projects from residential fireplaces to corporate commemoratives to public art tile installations, and our Museum Store and Gallery of Studio Artists containing the finest in contemporary ceramic work by over 70 North American artists. For safety reasons, there is a limit of 10 self-guided tourists allowed in Fabrication at any one time. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the Fabrication area for safety reasons. Because Pewabic is a National Historic Landmark, our building has not been equipped with an elevator, which may limit viewing of the Museum and Exhibition areas for some guests.
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Guided Group Tours
Want a more in-depth look at Pewabic with friends or family? Schedule a guided group tour. Your Pewabic docent will take you on an in-depth journey through Pewabic’s history, including a look at our exhibit Journey of a Pioneering Spirit: The Life of Mary Chase Perry Stratton as well as early Pewabic pieces in our Museum, a walk through our Fabrication Studio where you can watch our artisans creating Pewabic wares from start to finish, an introduction to our Tile Showroom where you can see current custom projects from residential fireplaces to corporate commemoratives to public art tile installations, and an overview of our Gallery of Studio Artists containing the finest in contemporary ceramic work by over 70 North American artists. Demonstrations are frequently available. Here’s what you need to know:
- Guided tours need to be scheduled in advance. We will need to know how many people will be in your group, your first and second choice of dates/times for your tour, and contact information for your group leader. Tours are scheduled Monday-Saturday from 10am - 4pm and last approximately one hour.
- We can accommodate groups from two people to fifty. Tours are suitable for children ages 12 years and older. Younger children appreciate a more interactive visit, so we suggest a Hands-On Workshop.
- The minimum fee for a Docent Tour is $100 and covers your party up to the first 20 people. For additional participants there is a per person surcharge of $5. Reservations and a deposit are required to schedule a tour. Please note that Pewabic cannot accommodate walk-in tour groups.
To schedule a tour, call Customer Service at (313) 626-2000, fill out the online form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want a more hands-on experience? For $20 per person (tour fee is included; requires a minimum of 10 people) you can take a guided tour with a Hands-On-Workshop and experience the pleasure of getting your hands into clay.
After your tour, your group will head to our Education Studio where you will get to try your hand at making your own tile. Your docent will teach you the basics of making a tile and provide the clay and basic supplies you will need to make your own unique work of art! Hands-On-Workshops last about 2 hours. Your tile will be ready for pick-up in 4-6 weeks, or we can ship them to you for a nominal per-tile fee.
To schedule a Hands-On-Workshop, please call (313) 626-2000, fill out the following online form or email email@example.com.