Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Detroit Historical Society ~ Behind the Scenes Tours

Go Behind the Scenes at some of metro Detroit's most unique locations!

Listen as our expert guides show you these places in ways you've never experienced before!  These weekly tours normally take place on Saturdays, but occasionally special tours take place on weekdays.  On average, tours last from 90 minutes to two hours.

Because reservations are required and many tours sell out quickly, we recommend that you make your plans for these tours well in advance.

Behind the Scenes Tours are sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Walking Tour
Saturday, June 8
2 - 4 p.m.

$20 - Society members
$30 - Guests
Since 1888, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has been a comforting and stable presence on Detroit's east side. Today, Mt. Olivet is the largest cemetery in Detroit, consisting of more than 300 acres of carefully tended lawns and gardens that create a peaceful oasis in the city.

Dozens of private family mausoleums can be seen throughout the grounds, interspersed with towering oaks and maples. Many of them honor multiple generations of Detroit area families. Visitors to Mt. Olivet will also see an impressive assortment of individual memorials erected from the 19th century through the present day.


Historic Detroit Tour
Saturday, June 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$70 - Society members
$80 - Guests

All day tour includes lunch and resource materials!

The "Historic Detroit" tour is led by Society volunteers Jim and Annette McConnell. Ride in the comfort of a Bianco motor coach as you hear stories from Detroit's past and view key historic sites in our community. Travel to downtown Detroit to walk the grounds where Cadillac founded the city in 1701, learn about the Great Fire of 1805, and see how the Woodward Plan shaped the modern city. Other tour highlights include seeing some key locations from the early years of Ford Motor Company and driving through Detroit's entertainment and sports areas. We will also visit the New Center area, historic Corktown, Midtown and the vibrant Cultural Center. Areas of special interest include the birthplaces of Motown and the Model T. Guests will enjoy lunch at Sindbad's on the Detroit River.

Advance registration is required.  

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call (313) 833-1801.

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