Exciting update to our Incredible Journey to Midnight Lantern Tour

Our Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour returns with our first tour of the season on July 19.  We are thrilled to incorporate an exciting new addition this year – access inside the historic Second Baptist Church safe house. This is a major coup for us. When it comes to Detroit’s role in the Underground … More Exciting update to our Incredible Journey to Midnight Lantern Tour

Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Lantern Walking Tours

Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Lantern Walking Tours Where the “real crime” is not taking this tour! The tour that made news around the world is back for the third year! We have three cool tours to fright & delight. If you like your history on the sinister side, these tours are for … More Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Lantern Walking Tours

Would you like to win a private tour of Detroit? Enter anniversary contest now!

Hometown History Tours turns five this May! To celebrate, we’re kicking off an awesome contest where you can win a private, 4-hour tour of Detroit (Motown, Motor City, The D) for up to two friends plus you via chauffeur-driven executive sedan and narrated by Karin Risko, founder of Hometown History Tours.   Hometown History Tours 5th … More Would you like to win a private tour of Detroit? Enter anniversary contest now!

Notorious 313 “Michigan’s Original Lonely Hearts Killer” True Crime Bus Tour

Notorious 313 “Michigan’s Original Lonely Hearts Killer” True Crime Bus Tour Where the real crime is not taking this tour! Date TBA shortly / 12:30 PM- 5 PM / $39   Before the advent of Craigslist and popular online dating sites such as eHarmony, Match.com and Christian Mingle, people  turned to newspaper personal ads in … More Notorious 313 “Michigan’s Original Lonely Hearts Killer” True Crime Bus Tour

What happened to the cemeteries each time Ste. Anne’s relocated (Part 2)

 Detroit’s Ste. Anne’s Cemetery (Part 2 of 3) Part 1 by guest blogger Liam Collins Ste. Anne’s Cemetery PT II  Much of the yard trash tossed in Ste. Anne’s Cemetery I was collected and cataloged by student archaeologists through Wayne State University’s Gordon Grosscup Museum of Anthropology in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection is … More What happened to the cemeteries each time Ste. Anne’s relocated (Part 2)

Seasons Greetings from Hometown History Tours

Season’s Greetings to our cherished ornaments Whether you believe it’s a spiritual, magical or just an ordinary time of year, we at Hometown History Tours extend to you our heartfelt wishes of Joy & Peace! Saying painted above doorway in this early 1900s Detroit Publishing Co photo still holds true today: “Ornaments of a house are the … More Seasons Greetings from Hometown History Tours

What happened to the cemeteries each time Saint Anne’s Church relocated?

A cemetery to the French settlers is very different from our idea today, many of the original graves were not marked, and visits would have been infrequent.People didn’t have time to dwell on the past. Extensive mortuary memorials were reserved for wealthy or important individuals, many of whom preferred to be buried in their native homelands. The interred at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery I were the working class, the poor and the converted Native American slaves who worked in the fur trade. … More What happened to the cemeteries each time Saint Anne’s Church relocated?

Notorious 313 True Crime / Ghost “Bus” Tour

Notorious 313 True Crime / Ghost “Bus” Tour Where the real crime is not taking this tour! Sunday, October 27 / 1 – 5 PM / $39 Discount Code: HALLOWEEN saves you $10 off ticket price. Use discount code when ordering tickets online or mention it when ordering by phone. Tours depart promptly from The Park Shelton lobby located at 15 E. Kirby (Kirby at Woodward), Detroit, MI … More Notorious 313 True Crime / Ghost “Bus” Tour