Saturdays: May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 8, Oct 6
Noon to 4 PM
Depart: Custer Equestrian Statue at Elm & Monroe Streets
Tour this quintessential American town named in honor our fifth president James Monroe that’s ironically steeped in French history. The city is home to the iconic La-Z-Boy reclining chair, General George Armstrong Custer, and the bloodiest battle of America’s second war for independence where the rally cry “Remember the Raisin!” originated.
The tree-lined streets and incredible architecture dating back to the mid-1800s and found throughout the Floral City are a remarkable find in this day and age. Once a hunting and fishing mecca, Monroe’s location as a major port on Lake Erie played a major role in the region’s industrial growth during the late 1800s and throughout the 20th century. Once heavily industrialized areas are now being reclaimed and turned back to wetlands, nature trails and wildlife habitats.
Join us on this tour that showcase’s historic Monroe’s interesting history, natural beauty, industrial innovation and treasure trove of architectural building styles.
Did you know:
Monroe can lay claim to the largest ash tray?
The store where General Custer purchased his boots is still open and run by the same family?
The Monroe Power Plant was once the largest nuclear powerplant in the world?
The local religious order founded in the mid-1800s to educate girls of all things is still an innovative leader today with its green mission?
Just a few fun things you’ll find out about on this tour. Don’t miss out – sign up today!
$25 Adult / $20 Youth (Includes transportation and Michigan-made snack & beverage).
Register Early and SAVE $5 off ticket price when you book tour two weeks or more in advance!
$20 Adult / $15 Youth Early Bird Discount
Group rates available for parties of 10 or more
Discover Monroe Bus Tours have been funded in part by a grant from Downriver Linked Greenways and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
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.