Glory, Valor & Sacrifice:

Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tours

Metro Detroit

Saturday, Dec 8 / 1 PM – 5 PM / Adult $40, Youth $25

Early Bird Special: Order tickets 14 days or more in advance and SAVE 10%.

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“Thank God for Michigan!”

It’s been said President Abraham Lincoln uttered those famous words when the First Michigan Infantry, made up from men from Detroit and outlying communities, became the first western regiment to arrive in Washington D.C. in response to the President’s call to defend and preserve our nation.

Civil War Soldiers Quarters at Detroits Fort Wayne

While the brutal battles of this divisive war that threatened to destroy the United States took place hundreds and thousands of miles away, Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Civil War Remembrance Tours pay homage to the local people, places and events that played prominent roles in preserving the Union and shaping our Nation’s history.

Join Hometown History Tours on these narrated bus excursions throughout southeast Michigan as we celebrate our region’s vibrant history and bring to life the stories of the people who valiantly served and sacrificed in the name of our great nation.

Designed to appeal to locals as well as out-of-town tourists, the Glory, Valor & Sacrifice SE MI Civil War Remembrance Tours traverse a historic trail created by linking together local museum exhibits, forts, monuments, markers, forgotten landmarks and cemeteries centered around the Civil War.

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Elmwood Cemetery grave of Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Jos. S. Keen

Metro Detroit Civil War Tour* features Civil War sites of interest including Fort Wayne where the annual Civil War Christmas will be underway. We’ll also visit historic Elmwood and Woodmere Cemeteries, the final resting places for hundreds of Civil War soldiers including several famous generals and medal of honor recipients as well as prominent politicians of this era including Senator Jacob Merritt Howard, who co-authored the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; Belle Isle, where a statue pays tribute to one of Michigan’s most esteemed Civil War generals and his horse Plug Ugly; Campus Martius Park, the center of several Civil War gatherings and current home of the Soldiers and Sailors monument and historical marker dedicated to the famous Michigan Iron Brigade, site once occupied by Camp Ward, training ground of the First Michigan Colored Infantry, sites significant to the Underground Railroad, and much more!

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*Tour itineraries subject to change due to unforseen circumstances beyond our control. All attempts will be made to appropriate substitutes.

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What’s included?

Tours include any admission fees and Michigan-made snack and beverage.

Hometown History Tours offers a variety of public tours. Check out our schedule here. We also provide private walking and bus tours as well as step-on guide service. Contact us at: 734.642.5712 to discuss your needs.

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  1. […] Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour – Metro Detroit – 8/20/11. “Join David Ingall, a Civil War expert and former assistant director of the Monroe County Historical Museum, and traverse a historic trail created by linking local monuments, museum exhibits, markers, forgotten landmarks, forts, and grave sites centered on this pivotal period in American history.” […]

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