Discover Detroit History Highlights Bus Tours – Public tours to be offered in 2012. Now available for private group bookings only. Call 734.642.5712 to book your private group tour today!
Tours depart promptly from lobby of The Park Shelton located at 15 E. Kirby (Kirby at Woodward), Detroit, MI 48202 – or your destination. The Park Shelton offers secure parking for a fee inside the adjacent parking structure. Addl. public parking lots are located nearby.
From Belle Isle to Eight Mile, down Woodward Avenue – an original American byway and site of the nation’s first mile of concrete highway, to Gate 4 of Ford’s infamous Rouge Plant bridge to the Gateway to Freedom at the river’s edge, this tour reveals the story of Detroit that begs to be told.
This exciting and unique tour recounts Detroit’s rich history of industrial innovation, patriotism, political activism, and strident social conscience. Whether it be in answering the call to preserve the Union, the rapid conversion from automotive to armament production during WWII, technological advances that changed the world, or the courage of local people who raised their voices against oppressive ideology and unfair labor practices – the Detroit story is one of inspiration and awe.
As we traverse the city, once home to a thriving Native American population and where three flags have flown, we’ll discover awesome examples of art, architecture and innovation in all the historic neighborhoods we tour and legendary landmarks we see.
We’re not called the Motor City or Motown for nothing! Be prepared to finds lots of references to our automotive and musical (Motown, jazz, gospel, rock, hip hop, techno) legacy all over town.
While our focus is history, we’d be remiss if we didn’t show off some of the city’s popular attractions including the Detroit Riverwalk, Comerica Park, exciting artist enclaves, etc. as well as some quirky and kitchy aspects of the city.
Don’t miss out, register today! Join Hometown History Tours as we reveal the story of Detroit that begs to be told
Did you know:
- The metro-Detroit area has two reproductions of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall?
- St. Anne’s Church located in southwest Detroit is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the United States?
- The hat worn by Aretha Franklin while she sang at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama was made right here in Detroit?
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered the famous “I have a dream” speech in Detroit, two months prior to the historic March on Washington?
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.