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Cultural Center Tour

  • Detroit Public Library (Main) 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, we highlight the monumental gathering spaces of Detroit. The tour departs from the Detroit Public Library Main Branch at the Woodward entrance.

The vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center began more than 100 years ago and has continued to evolve through decades. Uncover the stories behind Detroit’s great cultural institutions, like the magnificent murals and sculpture of the Detroit Public Library, as well as the Ferry Street neighborhood, its people, and their magnificent homes. Items to note about our tours:

All tours take place rain or shine, and are about 2 to 2.5 hours long. 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. Tickets may be refunded up to 7 days prior to the date of a tour; after that, tickets are not refundable.

Parking: Metered parking is available in the immediate area surrounding the library and there is a parking structure located at Cass and Putnam.

For any and all tours we offer, we request that groups of more than 6 purchase advance tickets. Tickets are available here. Groups of 15-20 are able to receive a group discount for Saturday 10am tours. We do offer private tours for groups of any size on any day of the week. For info on booking private tours, please email Mickey Lyons at

Earlier Event: September 22
Eastern Market Tour
Later Event: September 22
Downtown Detroit Tour