About Your Visit

In Case of Bad Weather
Our programs and tours take place rain or shine. Please dress according to the weather. If an event must be cancelled, information will be posted on our website and social media pages. Call (810) 233-3835 for information. 

Guidelines for Professional Photographers and Artists
Guests who visit Applewood for public events are welcome to take photographs and video for their personal use—including social media—in the following locations: on the grounds and in the barn, chicken coop, and garage exhibits. For safety and security reasons, photography, video, electronic capture, or other renderings of any image inside the house are prohibited.

Professional photographers, videographers, and artists must make special arrangements through Applewood’s Director of Estate Operations in order to work on site. A permission form must be completed, signed, and approved before work may begin. Written guidelines will be provided and must be followed.

Applewood does not allow professional or commercial photography sessions including wedding photographs or senior pictures.

Applewood Copyright Statement
Photography, videotape, electronic capture or renderings of any image of Applewood for purposes other than social media, or personal use are strictly prohibited. This includes images posted on the Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood website and social media.

Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood reserves the right to approve all items, products, or images carrying images of Applewood or the “Applewood” name or any form thereof. All such requests must obtain the written approval of the Ruth Mott Foundation’s president prior to commencing with use or sale of items with Applewood’s name or imagery. 

Private Events and Meetings at Applewood
Applewood is not available for weddings, fundraisers, or private gatherings.

The house is no longer available for meetings. 

Notice of Risks and Disclaimer of Liability
Every visitor to Applewood Estate is advised that there are inherent risks and dangers involved with visiting the property which could result in bodily injury, property damage, or other harm. These risks and dangers can make walking, using a wheelchair or being a passenger in a golf cart difficult. As a result, visitors must remain aware of their surroundings at all times and act safely and responsibly during the course of their visit.

During your visit to Applewood Estate, you voluntarily assume the risk of any loss, property damage, or personal injury by accident or otherwise that may be sustained by you and your guests. You further agree that the Ruth Mott Foundation is not responsible or liable for any injury, loss, property damage, or other harm caused by the action, inaction or negligence of you, a visitor, or any other party during the course of your visit.

Policy for Minors at Applewood
Any minor 16 years old or under is not allowed to enter the estate unless accompanied by an adult (someone 17 or older).

Photo Release
Your rights are waived to any images and/or recordings you may appear in while at Applewood Estate and any/all related promotional or documentary materials.