Explore southeast Michigan and allow our region’s storied past to unfold!

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Trent

We have no intention of getting into your biz, but we want you in ours! Therefore, we want to make it clear that everyone is welcome on our tours (public or private) regardless of marital status, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socio-economic status and yes – even political affiliation (that in itself is amazing as we have pretty strong political views but who are we to judge?).

Those things don’t matter to us. What does matter to us is that ALL our customers A) leave our tours with a sense of excitement and enlightenment about Detroit’s past and present, B) think we’re the smartest and most passionate tour guides they’ve ever seen, and C) believe they received great value for the money and time they spent with Hometown History Tours.  Karin Risko, March 2015

Discover southeast Michigan’s vibrant history through our narrated bus and walking tours or our published driving tour guidebooks.

Designed to appeal to local residents and out-of-town visitors, our tours embrace various themes of the American experience and reveal the prominent role southeast Michigan and its people played in shaping our Nation’s history.

Click here for 2015 tour schedule

Hometown History Tours offers:

  • Public Walking and Bus Tours
  • Step-on Guide Service for Groups with Transportation
  • Customized and Private Tours for Family Reunions, Business and Social Outings 
  • Organizational, Programming and Public Relations Assistance for your next Historical Event

Hometown History Tours hosted the 2010 and 2011 Southeast Michigan Heritage Tourism Networking Events and company founder Karin Risko served as co-chair of the 2010 Southeast Michigan Geotourism Conference at Eastern Michigan University.

2014 season dedicated in memory of Tracy Savage

Contact Info:

Hi, I’m Karin Risko, Hometown History Tours guidebook author, tour organizer, secretary, advertising sales representative, all-around-Jill-of-all-trades. While I’m the guide on many tours, I often bring in some pretty darn smart people to conduct many tours as well.

At this time, Hometown History Tours is a mere one-person gig so you may not immediately get me by phone or email. I will respond, however, ASAP.

For further information on Hometown History Tours guidebooks, narrated history tours, booking private tours and/or advertising opportunities, please  contact me via: email at:


or phone:

734.642.5712 (10 AM – 4 PM EST).