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Saturday Mornings & Tuesdays After Work | May through September
Heritage Walking Tours are $10 per person. Tours last approximately two hours. Please arrive fifteen minutes early for tour check-in.
Cultural Center and Midtown Tours
Saturdays at 10:00 AM, tours in the Cultural Center and Midtown cycle depart from the David Mackenzie House, home of Preservation Detroit, located at 4735 Cass Avenue, Detroit MI. The Cultural Center and Midtown tours vary from week to week. See the listing below.
Cultural Center – The vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center began more than 100 years ago and has continued to evolve through decades. Uncover the stories behind the buildings representing Detroit’s great cultural institutions as well as the neighborhood, its people and their magnificent homes.
Midtown - Set on Detroit’s original ribbon farms, this dynamic neighborhood became an upscale living enclave for Detroit’s movers and shakers! See some of the city’s most cherished historic homes and avant-garde businesses. Transformed from “Piety Hill” to “Skid Row” to today’s vibrant urban neighborhood, Midtown is full of distinctly Detroit stories.
Saturdays at 10:00 AM, tours depart from Campus Martius which is right across from the Hard Rock Cafe in the Compuware building. The tour meets in front of the Fountain Bistro Café. Our award-winning walking tour of downtown Detroit! Explore the plan for the city from the ground up. Way up! Historic high-rises, towering monuments, grand boulevards, parks and plazas are all part of this groundbreaking tour. Spanning over 300 years of Detroit history, see Detroit gems from streetscape to skyline.
Saturdays at 10:00 AM, tours depart from the Welcome Center at 1445 Adelaide. The Welcome Center is located between Sheds Two and Three. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of America’s oldest and largest outdoor farmers market. From woodlands to cemeteries, railroads, prisons, breweries, rum-running, and crime, find out what makes Eastern Market so fascinating and learn about the exciting plans for its future.
Tuesday After Work Tours
All tours leave from Campus Martius in front of Fountain Bistro Restaurant at 5:30 pm. (Please park at the Compuware Parking Garage located on Farmer Street. After the tour, if you stop in for a bite to eat, they will validate your parking.) If the tour uses the Detroit People Mover, guests are expected to pay their own fares (75 cents/person).
Downtown Skyscrapers: First Tuesdays
Albert Kahn Downtown Buildings: Second Tuesdays
Downtown Sculptures, Fountains and Art: Third Tuesdays
Art in the People Mover Tour: Fourth Tuesdays Please note: Even though we take the People Mover on this tour, there is still a fair amount of walking–much of it is on stairways. Most of the art is at the street level. Guests are expected to pay their own fares (75 cents/person).
On months when there is a fifth Tuesday, there is no Tuesday After Work Tour scheduled!