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Address: 4735 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone Number: 313-577-3559
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Description: Learn about the history of Detroit on a set of five guided walking tours...
Learn about the history of Detroit on a set of five guided walking tours led by volunteers from Preservation Wayne.
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Eastern Market Walking Tour

My girlfriend and I took a tour of the Eastern Market while we were in Detroit from Toronto for the May long weekend, and we both loved it. We were staying near Lafayette Park and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My girlfriend and I took a tour of the Eastern Market while we were in Detroit from Toronto for the May long weekend, and we both loved it. We were staying near Lafayette Park and walked over to the appointed meeting place in about 10 minutes. It was informative, fun, and brisk but still substantive, and our guides were extremely... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I just attended the Eastern Market Walking Tour. I was very impressed with the knowledge of the volunteers and how much we learned about the art, culture, and hidden gems in and around Eastern Market. Not only was it an enjoyable history lesson, but it made me want to come back and spend more time on my... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our group of three (one of whom had never been to Detroit, one who had been once, and one who visits often) took the Downtown Tour, led by Ken and "shepherded" by Tyler. Both had a lot of knowledge about what we were seeing, their fondness for Detroit was clear, and they were happy to answer questions. We began at... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've done a couple of the Preservation tours and found them all to be excellent. The guides are very knowledgeable and interesting, and provide an amazing insight into the history of Detroit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took the downtown tour - was lead by a very knowledgeable guide ; we took in Hart Plaza, saw lots of outdoor art , through the theatre district, greek town, germantown , along Woodward , learned of now long gone department stores and into the business district where you will see gorgeous older office towers built with character and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you like architecture and history then this is the tour for you. The tour leaders are very knowledgeable and provide a great background and explanation of places around downtown Detroit. The tour is around 2.5hrs and travels approx. 2.5 miles around the town so bring your walking shoes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Preservation Detroit is an organisation trying to save and publicise the architectural heritage and treasures of this once great city. They run regular walking tours which give you an real insight in to Detroit's incredible past and are well worth participating in. The guides are friendly, highly knowledgeable, and inspiring. Can't recommend them enough!

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Tours listed for this non-profit group can be found at www.preservationdetroit.org. They offer a variety of tours and events throughout the year. My husband and I took the cultural center tour of downtown Detroit, and as other reviewers have commented, the tour was interesting and informative. We will definitely try another tour again. The tour lasted over 2 hours and... More 

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I took the cultural tour of Downtown Detroit where we strolled through the Detroit Public Library, the Scarab Club, the College of Creative Studies and a few more buildings and homes in the area. It was very interesting, the tour guide was very informative, and I officially have a new appreciation for the city of Detroit and its history. I... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Not impressed at all with the Preservation Detroit Eastern Market Center tour. I went on this tour this morning and wow, was I disappointed. The tour guide is an old man who constantly clears his throat and says "anyways" a good 40 times throughout his boring commentary. It only lasts an hour but that is an hour too long for... More 

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