Southeast Michigan Sightseeing Tour
Sundays: June 24, Jul 22, Aug 19
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Bus departs from Hometown History Tours office, 150 Maple, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Early bird special: Order tickets 14 days or more in advance and SAVE 10%!
Join us as we follow the twists and turns of the Detroit and Raisin Rivers and uncover the significance these important waterways played in the development of the region south of Detroit from Downriver to Monroe.
Lively narration will recount the region’s exciting social, cultural, military and industrial history and point out Native American landmarks, remnants of the Old Hull corduroy road – one of Michigan’s first roads dating back to the War of 1812, historic homes and buildings, nature preserves, miles of biking/hiking trails, River Raisin National Battlefield Park commemorating the War of 1812 and so much more!
Rich in natural resources, this region became a hotbed for industries producing steel, ships, chemicals, power. In fact, the first factory in the U.S. to employ the Bessemer method which revolutionized steel production, was located in Wyandotte. That’s only one of many firsts you’ll discover on this tour!
Tourgoers will see how smokestacks of the 19th and 20th centuries have given way to greenways featuring miles of hiking and biking trails, wetlands, waterfowl nesting colonies and one of the best spots in eastern North America to see the autumn migration of over two dozen species of raptors such as eagles, kites, falcons, owls and vultures. We’ll even see an innovative vegetable garden cultivated with reclaimed steam on top of a forging factory!
Southeast Michigan is also home to many well-known people in business, film, and history in American history – including our nation’s most famous or infamous military leader and the founders of the iconic La-Z-Boy chair.
Sites we’ll see* include:
Pointe Mouillee, Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm, Westcroft Gardens, Marsh Museum at Lake Erie Metro Park, Grosse Ile Naval Air Museum, Lake Erie, Port of Monroe, a convent, River Raisin Battlefield National Park, home belonging to General George Armstrong Custer and his wife Libby, and so much more! (*We don’t disembark at all sites).
20 minute break in Monroe for snack purchases / bathroom break.
Travel via luxury motorcoach – register now, as seating is limited!
Southeast Michigan Discovery Tour funded in part by a grant from Downriver Linked Greenways and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Group rates available for parties of 10 or more
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.