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Preservation Detroit Tours

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We offer weekly walking tours in three areas of Detroit — Downtown, Midtown/Cultural Center and Eastern Market — every Saturday morning at 10am from May through the end of September. Bike tours occur once a month from March to November on a Saturday...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4735 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1201
+1 313-577-3559
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All reviews downtown tour great tour eastern market guardian building highly recommend this tour three hours out of state hour tour two hours lasted appreciation shepards architecture guide history info zach
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour and found it very informative. Well worth the time and money which is minimal. Tour guides made it interesting and were able to answer questions. Definitely do this historical tour of Eastern Market!

Thank dmicha01
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

It was very hot on Saturday and we had a larger group but Zach did a fantastic job imparting his extensive knowledge of Detroit's history and architecture in memorable and often comical ways - and in as much shade as he could find! Even a...More

Thank kathrrohr
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I took the Detroit Walking Tour and learned a ton. Got a whole new appreciation for Detroit, where it came from and where it's going. Highly recommend it. Juan Carlos, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed May 23, 2018

A group of friends was visiting Detroit for the weekend and we were lucky enough to take a walking tour of downtown with Zach. A friend who is a local joined us for the tour, and she learned all sorts of new things about her...More

2  Thank Lydia19
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I highly recommend this walking tour as it is a wonderful way to learn about Detroit and its history. Being a native of Detroit, I was surprised to learn so much about the city where I was born and raised. Our guide was very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank annalisasokol
Reviewed October 2, 2017

An experience not to be missed! My husband and I enjoyed this tour so much we can't wait to have the rest of our family participate next year. We are also looking forward to enjoying some of the other tours as well, put on by...More

Thank Carol100251
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We went on the Downtown Tour a few weeks ago and found it very interesting and informative. The guide was knowledgeable and kept us moving for the 2 1/2 hour walk that showcased both the history and the new things coming to Detroit. Well worth...More

Thank bcb1468
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Zachary was very knowledgable and as the morning warmed up (90 and Humid and sunny) he found what shade cover he could, tostop and give us info. Special 5 min talk from doorman at DAC who came across street to share info. Easy to register...More

Thank Nancy a
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Preservation Detroit puts on a theatre tour once a year and it is not to be missed. It is a 5 hour tour and goes into 6 historic theaters. You get to go on stage and back stage in a few venues. The guide was...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We had an amazing tour with Preservation Detroit, arranged by Jen, led by Ken, and shepherded by Scott. The tour started in Campus Martius, where Ken gave us a brief overview of Detroit past and present, and then proceeded through downtown Detroit's most iconic sites--...More

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Nancy M
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, all of our tours cover history, architecture and depending on the guide, some anecdotal stories as well. We have several different guides for all of the tours we offer and they all have different interests and... More
December 8, 2015|
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Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
We do not offer public tours outside of our May to September season. However we can do private tours for groups of people. Please visit our website for my contact info, it can be found on the tour info page (unfortunately... More