"I favored Midland, because I had a home here and did not want to build elsewhere."
- Herbert H. Dow


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.

GUIDED TOURS *Postponed*

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM

 Fridays at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Adults: $5.00 + garden admission

Children: $3.00 + garden admission

Limited space, reservations recommended.
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.

Self-Guided Saturdays

First Saturday of Each Month *POSTPONED*
11 AM - 1 PM


$2.00 + admission

Free for ages 5 and under

Experience the 1899 home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow at your own pace during Self-Guided Saturday!  Docents will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about this National Historic Landmark.

Please arrive no later than 12:30 PM on the day of the event, to allow for the walk and adequate time to explore the home.