Reason for the Season Historic Detroit Church Tour on December 10

Reason for the Season Historic Detroit Church

Walking/Public Transit Tour

Saturday, December 10: Noon to 4:30 PM (End time approximate).

Ticket price: $30 (Order by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 7 and SAVE $5)

Early bird rate expired, but use discount code: PUREMI and SAVE $2 off regular rate!

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Take a break from the hectic and demanding obligations of the secular holiday season! Rekindle your spirit and nourish the soul with Hometown History Tours as we go inside some of the most historic and awe-inspiring churches in our region built to pay homage to Jesus Christ, the Christian savior whose birth is celebrated at Christmas.

Meditate, pray, light a candle, or listen as church historians reveal the vibrant history of the their respective churches and their role in Detroit’s story. One church is rooted in the emancipation of slaves, another serves as the conscience of the city advocating peace and justice. The others played their own important roles and all continue in this tradition.

Docents will point out magnificent examples of religious art. Elaborate stained glass windows, Carrera marble statues, detailed wood carvings and mosaics are just a sampling of the fine works of art painstaking created by 19th and early 20th century artisans. Built during times of economic prosperity, and often in stages, these local and historic religious treasures rival their European counterparts.

Our historic church tour is open to everyone – there is no proselytizing! In fact, you don’t have to be Christian – or practice any religion – to appreciate and enjoy the awesome and iconic art and architecture of bygone eras found within these living history landmarks.

Although we utilize the Detroit People Mover, the Reason for the Season Historic Detroit Church Tour is primarily a walking tour. This enables us to check out other historic churches, buildings and quaint shops along the way. Therefore, bundle up – it may be cold outside – and enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful and historic city decked out in its holiday finest.

The Reason for the Season Historic Detroit Church Tour meets promptly at noon outside the Second Baptist Church (441 Monroe, Detroit 48226). Other churches on the tour include: Central United Methodist ChurchSt. Aloysius, Fort Street Presbyterian, St. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church and Old St. Mary’s.  End time of tour is approximately 4:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $30 per person. 

Includes exclusive access to churches with expert narration, refreshment break, and Detroit People Mover day pass.

Register Early & SAVE $5 off ticket price. 

Early bird pricing ends on Wednesday, December 7 at 5 p.m

Early bird rate expired, but use discount code: PUREMI and SAVE $2 off regular rate!

Click here to order tickets

Groups rates for parties of ten or more ($2 off ticket price with advance registration).

Although not tax deductible, your ticket purchase directly benefits all participating churches so that they can continue to preserve these historic sanctuaries and serve those in need. Aiding the homeless via a bicycle food cart and warming station are just a sampling of the important outreach activities these parishes perform.

Join us on Dec 17 for the Reason for the Season Historic Monroe Church Tour

Tickets are non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Hometown History Tours. 


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6 thoughts on “Reason for the Season Historic Detroit Church Tour on December 10

    1. Thanks for asking Barbara. I’m working out the details for that tour now and should have info soon. May I add your email to my distribution list so I can inform you of the dates?

    1. Thanks for your interest. As much as I’d like to offer the Reason for the Season tours, I don’t think I’ll be able to do so this year. I’ve been dealing w/some serious health issues and think I’ll be shutting down until spring after the November 2 tour. We do go inside a beautiful and historic church on the Saturday, Oct 13 Breakfast and Tiffany’s tour.

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