Applewood FAQs

Where do I park?
Parking is available in the Applewood Parking Lot (entrance located at the intersection of Longway Boulevard and Kearsley Street) and at the Flint Cultural Center.

I have a house tour reservation. Should I arrive early?
Please arrive at least ½ hour ahead of your scheduled time to allow for parking and check-in. An exhibit, The Motts of Applewood, is available to explore before or after your tour. Those who arrive after their scheduled tour begins may be asked to reschedule.

What do I do when I arrive?
You may enter the estate from the Kearsley Street gate closest to the Flint Cultural Center or the gate across from the Applewood Parking Lot (our Visitor Entrance). You’ll be welcomed by a greeter who can answer questions and direct you to the tour check-in location. You may also view a short Welcome Video introducing you to the Applewood story.

How many people can take a group tour?
Group tours of the house or grounds can vary in size, but require a minimum of nine people and must be reserved one month in advance.

How long are the house tours?
Tours take approximately one hour. An exhibit, The Motts of Applewood, is available to explore before or after your tour. We also encourage you to enjoy the gardens & grounds, historic barn, and chicken coop.

Is there an ADA/Family restroom?
Yes, located near the Visitor Services area at the garage of the main house. In addition, there are three portable ADA restrooms: one near the east Visitor Entrance gate (near the Friendly Frog), one on the front driveway near the Kearsley Street Front Entrance (near the gatehouse), and one near the barn.

Are wheelchairs available?
Yes, we have two wheelchairs that visitors can borrow.

May I take a stroller on a house tour?
Large strollers must be left at the Visitor Services tour check-in desk, located at the garage of the main house. However, two small strollers are available to borrow during your tour.

Is water available?
Yes, water coolers are available to refill water bottles. Please reuse, recycle, and reduce litter!

Do I need a reservation to tour the house or gardens?
On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during our open season, reservations are required for House Tours. Since tour group sizes are limited, we cannot guarantee that walk-ins will be able to join a House Tour. Make your House Tour reservation here. Or take a Virtual Tour of the house.

On Sundays from 1–4 p.m. and during special programs, self-guided tours of the main house are available on a first-come, first-served basis without reservations. For a complete listing of our special programs, please check our calendar here.

During our regular open days, guided Walking Garden Tours are available at 12:30 p.m., no reservations needed. Visitors can also stroll the grounds on their own whenever Applewood is open.