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


The Pines Home and its surrounding property were a secure and loving home for Herbert H. Dow and his family but also a haven to let his mind take other creative paths besides his chemical industry interests. Experiments with changing the landscape, discovering which flowers, shrubs, and trees would grow well in the sandy soil, and developing new methods for fruit culture all gave Herbert Dow another outlet for his far-reaching talents.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow family and The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation have continued this tradition of experimentation, exploration, and providing visually exciting landscapes by preserving the home and the gardens and by making them available for the community at large to enjoy through the Dow Gardens.


Guided Tours
Tuesdays, Thursdays at 10:00am
 Fridays at 10:00am, 11:00am
Limited space, reservations recommended.
Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour so that we can accommodate you.

Admission Fees
Adults $7.00 + garden admission
Children $3.00 + garden admission

Tour Includes
 A Guided visit to the Pines Home

Motorcoaches Welcome
Contact us to reserve a special guided tour!

School Tours Welcome
$1.00 per person
Call to reserve a special guided 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.  Call 989.631.2677 to schedule your visit or contact us via email!


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