DOCOMOMO Tour Day Saturday October 7: Yamasaki in the Cultural Center
Detroit-based architect Minoru Yamasaki enjoyed an international reputation for his architectural vision. Locally he designed office buildings, houses of worships, educational institutions, and residences. His legacy includes five buildings located in Detroit’s Cultural Center. Learn more about him and these buildings as well as his architectural contributions to Detroit and the world. Tour begins at 10am,please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Departs from: the Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden, located at John R and Kirby behind the DIA, on the College for Creative Studies campus. Parking: Metered and non metered street parking is available in the immediate area. Paid parking is also available at the Park Shelton parking structure and DIA parking structure and lot. Purchase tickets here!
October 2017 – Historic Cemetery Tours
Walking Tour – A different cemetery on 4 different dates in October! Learn the history and stories behind the famous (and infamous) buried within Detroit’s cemeteries. Marvel at the historic architecture of the mausoleums and headstones. More info and purchase tickets here!
Mt. Elliot Cemetery Tour | Saturday October 14 @2pm
Woodlawn Cemetery Tour | Saturday October 21 @2pm
Mt. Olivet Cemetery Tour | Saturday October 28 @2pm
Elmwood Cemetery Tour | Sunday October 29 @2pm
Summer 2018 – The 30th Annual Detroit Movie Palaces Tour
Walking Tour – Don’t miss one of Michigan’s most unique and popular walking tours. Join us for a wonderful day behind-the-scenes tours at Detroit’s legendary movie palaces. Past tours have included the Fox, the Gem, the Detroit Opera House, and the Michigan Theatre, among other legendary movie houses. This is one of Michigan’s most unique and exciting tours. The Theatre Tour sells out every year! Date will be announced in Spring 2018!
Items to note about our tours:
For any and all tours we offer, we request that groups of more than 6 purchase advance tickets. All tours take place rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Advance ticket purchases are available through the afternoon the Friday before the tour. If there is a date missing from the tour page, the tour for that location/date is sold out. **Please note that there are no tickets, your name will be placed on a list and you will be checked in by a guide the morning of the tour.** Tickets may be refunded up to 7 days prior to the date of a tour; after that, tickets are not refundable. Walk up pricing, where offered, is cash only.