2012 Saturday Heritage Walking Tours
Pay for any Preservation Detroit tour by clicking the “Pay Now” button! Heritage Walking tours are $10/person. Other tour prices are listed below.
The Saturday Heritage Walking Tours are the only tours eligible for the Groupon special!
Cultural Center May through September, every Saturday at 10:00 AM, tours begin on the steps of the main branch of the Detroit Public Library on the Woodward side.
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.
Downtown May – September, every Saturday at 10:00 AM, tours depart from Campus Martius which is right across from the Hard Rock Cafe in the Compuware building.
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.
Eastern Market May – September, every Saturday 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.
Midtown May – September, every Saturday at 10:00 AM, the Midtown tour meets in front of the Avalon Bakery at 422 West Willis.
The Midtown Tour for Saturday, May 26th has been canceled.
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.
Auto Heritage – Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM and Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Walk in the footsteps of Henry Ford, Henry Leland and the Fisher Brothers. See the birthplace of the Model T and the Ford Motor Company. Marvel at the General Motors and Fisher buildings. From the assembly line to the executive high rise, visit the landmark places of automotive innovation. All tour proceeds go to the ongoing preservation of the Ford Piquette Plant.
2012 Tuesday After Work Tours – May through September (all leave from Campus Martius at 5:30 pm)
Downtown Skyscrapers: First Tuesdays
Albert Kahn Downtown Buildings: Second Tuesdays
Downtown Sculptures, Fountains and Art: Third Tuesdays
People Mover Tour: Fourth Tuesdays
Broadway Tour: When There is a Fifth Tuesday
SPECIAL EVENTS 2012
Corrado Parducci: Detroit’s Architectural Sculptor – Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00 AM
Charles N. Agree Bus Tour – Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:00 AM
Bootlegging Tour on the Detroit River - Saturday, May 12, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
What Style Is It? Workshop and Tour – Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10:00 AM
Pewabic in Detroit Bus Tour - Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:00 AM
Detroit’s Auto Heritage Bus Tour - Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10:00 AM
Annual Theatre District Tour - Saturday, August 25, 2012
Bootlegging Tour on the Detroit River - Saturday, September 29, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October is Historic Cemetery Tour Month!
Woodmere Cemetery Tour - Saturday, October 6, 2012, 2:00 PM
Elmwood Cemetery Tour - Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:00 PM
Mt. Elliott Cemetery Tour - Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:00 PM
Woodlawn Cemetery Tour - Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2:00 PM
Haunted Fort Wayne Tour - Saturday, September 22, 2012, 6:00 PM
Private Group Tours
Interested in booking a private group tour? Please contact us at least one month in advance to discuss opportunities to discover Detroit by foot or charter bus.