• An Oasis of Architecture and Inspiration

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    An Oasis of Architecture and Inspiration

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

For February, March, and April on Saturday tours we will be taking guests into the underground tunnel that connects the Home to the Studio.  For the week of MPS Spring Break we will open the tunnel on our regularly scheduled daily tours Monday- Friday as well!!  Reserve your spot on tour to be able to explore this rarely seen part of the structure.  Students must be a minimum of 8 years old to join the tour.

Public Tour, Mon-Sat at 2:00 pm and Fri-Sat 10am, Closed Sundays.

Reservations Required 1.866.315.7678                         

“Gardens never end and buildings never begin” is how Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own Home and Studio located in Midland, Michigan, exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaves structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Home and Studio continues to engage the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. It truly is an “oasis of architecture and inspiration.” Schedule your visit for architectural tours, educational programs, Michigan history and much more.

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio has made the 2014 list of “The Top 25 Best Historic Homes in America” in Traditional Home Magazine! Please follow the link below to read more about the Home and Studio as well as other amazing historic house museums across the country!


The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio offers curriculum based educational opportunities for all ages that address concepts in subject areas such as: architecture, design, and the humanities.

Hands on curriculum based opportunities

Summer Camps

For all ages 

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In addition to tours offered Monday-Saturday at 2pm and Friday-Saturday at 10am.  Join the Home & Studio for one of our Special Events or Camps.

  • April 4, 2015
    Tunnel Added Tours
  • March 31, 2015
    Spring Break Tunnel Tours
  • April 11, 2015
    Tunnel Added Tours
  • April 18, 2015
    Tunnel Added Tours

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The collection of Alden B. Dow’s original architectural drawings, professional and personal papers, speeches, and writings are available for research.

Over 25,000
Drawings, Job Files, & Publications

Expansive Variety of
16mm Films, Photographs & Papers

Publications & Media

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His is a legacy that challenges us to look, examine and question the world, in the focused pursuit of the quality of life.  Enthusiasts are invited to become versed in his many contributions.

Building Practices

Structural Materials

Architectural Solutions

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