Detroit Heritage Weekly Walking Tours

Saturday Mornings at 10am | May through September


As the city’s oldest preservation organization, we pride ourselves on the depth and historical accuracy of our tours. We also firmly believe in the power of Detroit’s stories to help historical preservation. Our guides are engaging, knowledgeable, and dedicated to showcasing the fascinating in every neighborhood, building, and person in Detroit’s rich history. For more info and to purchase tickets, click on the images below.

Regular Pricing

$12 Members, seniors and students: advance purchase online only
$15 Non-Members: advance purchase and day of (cash only, please)

Group pricing

If you have a group of 15-20 people and want to take one of our tours on Saturday morning at 10am, the price will be $12 per person. Please contact Mickey Lyons at mlyons@preservationdetroit.org for more info and to make your reservation!

Discounted Season Pass

Purchase a tour pass and take all 4 of the regular Saturday morning tours we offer: Downtown, Midtown, Cultural Center and Eastern Market! Cost for members is $40, non members is $48. Please contact Mickey Lyons at mlyons@preservationdetroit.org for more info.

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Downtown Detroit

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.

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Midtown

On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, we explore Midtown, home to dramatic changes in recent years. Set on Detroit’s original ribbon farms, this dynamic neighborhood became an upscale 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. 

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Cultural Center

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, we highlight the monumental gathering spaces of Detroit. 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.

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Eastern Market

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of America’s oldest and largest outdoor farmers market. From woodlands to cemeteries, railroads to prisons, breweries to rum-running and crime, find out what makes Eastern Market so fascinating and learn about the exciting plans for its future.

Info about our weekly walking tours:

We request that groups of more than 6 purchase advance tickets. Advance ticket purchases are available through the afternoon the Friday before the tour. Onsite ticket purchases are cash only. Tickets may be refunded up to 7 days prior to the date of a tour; after that, tickets are not refundable. 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.

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