Whether it’s lush garden views and the sound of Gull Lake waves hitting the shore or the snow-swept hills, twinkling lights, and lavish holiday decorations adorning each room, Kellogg Manor is truly a visitor’s destination any time of the year. We welcome visitors for tours all year-round, and no matter what the season, our visitors are truly in for a treat.
Explore our Estate
Larger Group Tours
Kellogg Manor offers a docent-led tour for your group to see, feel, and hear the rich history of the home. For $5 per person, your group will experience life as it was for W.K. Kellogg during his time in the Manor. Our tour is accessible to all. For groups of 25 or larger, the driver and escort are complimentary (no charge). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. To get your tour group excited for what is to come during your visit, we can send you the video “The Cornflake Kings” to view before your visit. In nice weather, be sure to save time to wander the gorgeous natural gardens and take in the view from the shoreline of beautiful Gull Lake.
Staying for lunch?
We have several options for you to enjoy lunch or tea before or after your tour. With advanced reservations, your group can enjoy your meal right in the grand living or dining room of the Manor House. Feel the luxurious ambiance that the guests of W.K. Kellogg felt in years past. During the warmer months, the sun porch is also available for dining overlooking the priceless beauty of Gull Lake, typically painted with sailboats in the distance. Our professional staff will tend to your group, and everyone is sure to enjoy the dining experience offered within the home. Casual dining is offered in McCrary Hall. If you are off to your next destination, we also offer boxed lunches for convenient on-the-go dining.
Parking is convenient and complimentary for both motor coaches and automobiles.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling (269) 671-2160 four weeks prior to a group tour to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after that date will be met when possible. Our Manor House tours are fully accessible.
Kellogg Manor is beautifully decorated for the holidays, and a visit would make a wonderful holiday tradition each year. Holiday tours are $8 per person and include hot-spiced tea and cookies. Click here for more information about our Holiday Walk and Market Tours.
Please use the Group Tour Availability Chart for opportunities at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Kellogg Forest and determine which tours are appropriate for your group. Minimum group size to book a tour is 10 participants. Guided tours are typically 1.5 hours and self-guided experiences are at your own pace.
If you are visiting KBS for an extended amount of time and/or would like to visit multiple locations, please complete the KBS Group Tour Contact Form and check out lodging and food service available through the KBS Conference Center. A coordination fee may apply.
Booking a Group Tour
Complete a KBS Group Tour Contact Form at least one month before your visit.
Or contact the Location you wish to visit by phone or email:
- Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and/or Kellogg Forest call (269) 671-2510 or email Tours
- W.K. Kellogg Manor House call (269) 671-2400 or email Manor House Tours
Please note that no reservations are considered final until you receive confirmation from the KBS Location(s) you wish to visit.
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Sustaining the Vision- Sunday April 3rd 1-5:00 p.m.
Enjoy free admission to the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Bird Sanctuary in celebration of W.K. Kellogg’s birthday!
Every year, the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) hosts our Sustaining the Vision event at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary to celebrate the philanthropic legacy of cereal magnate, W.K. Kellogg (1860-1951). W.K. Kellogg foundation deeded the property in 1952 to Michigan State College which is now KBS, for education, research, and conservation.
The W.K. Kellogg Manor House, the Kellogg family’s former summer home on Gull Lake, will host an open house celebration from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free. Public tours will be offered; the last tour departs at 4:15 p.m. For more information, please call 269-671-2160.
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary will also offer free admission from 11 am-4 p.m. Kellogg established the Bird Sanctuary in 1927 as a refuge for Canada Geese and other migratory birds. For more information, please call 269-671-2510.
Lakeside Concert -Sunday, August 21 from 3-5 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair and picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon listening to the Cereal City Concert Band on the lawn of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House.
Following the concert, tours of the Manor House are offered from 4:30-6:30pm.
Tours begin every 20 minutes with the last tour beginning at 6:00pm.
Admission to both events is free.
For information on this event contact Manor House or call 269-671-2160.
For more information on the Cereal City Concert Band click here.
Holiday Walk and Market Tours
- Nov. 25-26
- Dec. 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17
No reservations required for tours or shopping.
Shopping without tour offered Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost for all Holiday Walk & Market events is $8/adults, $5/seniors and students.
The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is beautifully decorated each year for the holidays and hosts a variety of seasonal events during November and December.
Get into the holiday spirit by attending our annual Holiday Walk! The Manor is fully decorated in holiday grandeur and is sure to bring cheer. Stroll through each room of the Manor and complete your holiday shopping with handmade items from vendors near and far. The Holiday Walk is sure to become your new yearly tradition.
Local artists and vendors will sell their handmade or unique gifts at the Manor’s Holiday Walk & Market, a fun opportunity to enjoy the home’s seasonal grandeur while supporting area businesses. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the house, learn more about cereal entrepreneur W.K. Kellogg, and also gain inspiration for their own holiday decorating. Tours are approximately 45 minutes with spiced tea and cookies concluding each tour.