Since our founding in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, Detroit has been a city full of stories.  Detroit History Tours invites you to share in those incredible tales of adventure, experimentation, activism, showmanship, and pure Detroit gumption. Allow us to be your guide to the hidden history of our beautiful city. Whether you are a born and raised Tigers fan or brand new to the Motor City our in-depth, highly researched, expert led tours have something for everyone. Together with our brilliant guides you'll talk history, explore architecture, sample food, enjoy a libation, and see why we were called:

"the most fun you'll ever have while learning and the most learning you'll ever do while drinking" - by some guy on Yelp.

 

We look forward to showing you a historic Detroit adventure 300 years in the making.


 Our tours are designed to be hyper informative as well as hugely entertaining. Drinking is not allowed on the bus or while walking but is encouraged at our historic bar stops. Unless otherwise noted tours are not kid friendly. Swearing and drinking come with the history folks


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Detroit History Tours is proud to be the winner of the Michigan State History Award - Business of the Year 2019!


The Detroit History Club is our members only event ORGANIZATION. It is a welcoming space for historical lectures, presentations, and events about the great city of Detroit’s past.

FROM RENTING OUR ART MUSEUMS FOR MIDNIGHT SCAVENGER HUNTS TO THROWING HISTORICALLY THEMED GALAS. LECTURES ON LOCALLY BREWED BEER TO TOURS ABOARD DETROIT RIVER FREIGHTERS, WE’LL TRY IT ALL. oUR MEMBERS FIND FRIENDS, ADVENTURES, AND HISTORY AROUND EVERY CORNER. mEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ANYONE AND COSTS $5 YEARLY.

tO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CLUB AND MEMBERSHIP PLEASE visit detroithistoryclub.com.

 


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In 1892 Mayor Hazen S. Pingree opened nearly 70 miles of city owned rail lines in Detroit, he signed the ordinance with an 11-inch souvenir pen engraved with the words “Just for fun.”