In 1899, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow built The Pines, the first and only home they ever owned. Their home grew and changed along with them, but always served as the heart of this dynamic and enterprising family. Within its walls, Grace Dow raised their children and outside Herbert conducted experiments in fruit-growing and developed gardens, which continue to welcome guests today.
As a National Historic Landmark, The Pines welcomes visitors for guided tours and special events. The home, which is still filled with the Dow family’s furnishings, provides an intimate look into their life.


At this time there is limited availability for Pines tours. Please call 989 631 2677 for more information.

Adults: $5.00 + garden admission

Children: $3.00 + garden admission

Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour. A short (.25 mile) walk through Dow Gardens is necessary to access the home. Due to the historic nature, the building is not handicap accessible. No high heels, please.