FREQUENTLY asked questions

How long is the tour?

Bus tours are around 5 hours pickup to drop off. Walking tours are all different and details can be found in each of the tours descriptions.

Who gives the tours?

Us! Short and simple we are guide owned and operated.  When you come on a Detroit History Tour you are our guest and we take your enjoyment seriously. Check out our Meet The Team page to learn about our guides, drivers, and office team.

Are refunds or exchanges available for ticket purchases?

No, there are no refunds or exchanges for ticket purchases. Please double-check your dates and times before finalizing your order.

What if it rains, snows, or coney dogs fall from the sky?

All tours depart rain or shine as long as it’s safe. In the event of unsafe conditions guests will get a phone call and email in the event of a tour cancellation. This is incredibly rare however, it is important guests give the correct contact info at check out so that they can be notified.

Are children welcome on the tours?

By in large we are an adult tour company. All passengers on our bus tours must be over 21 years old and older unless otherwise noted in the specific tour description. We welcome kids on private tours happily. Children are welcome on our walking tours but not strollers because of the routes we take and the physical need to walk about two miles we recommend no children under 10 years old.

But, we've got kids and they want to do a public tour. If we ask nice can they come?

No, they still can’t come but we do love kids. They are some of our favorite people so we are thrilled to book private tours for groups of children, schools, scouts, or families. This allows us to guarantee that we won’t cuss, stop at bars, or ruin the time of other ticket buyers who want time away from little humans. Seriously, we really do like kids.

Are there snacks and beverages available on the bus?

We highly suggest eating before or after the tour. We provide bottled water on all bus tours. Some tours do include a meal or a snack, if so, you’ll see that highlighted in the tour description.  If nothing is mentioned then there is no food or snacks on the tour bus- you will have the option to buy something at our bar stops.

*Our world famous food tours (at least in our own minds) do eat, they eat a lot!


Where do I pick up my tickets?

After purchase you’ll receive an email with your digital tickets. Please print or bring via your mobile device for tour check in.

Can I drink tours?

On Bus Tours: We do not allow guests to BYOB. No coolers, hidden flasks, or otherwise. We do not allow drinking on buses during our public tours. Except when we stop at a bar, in which case drinks may be purchased and drunk (it would be really assholeish of us to let you buy them and not let you drink them).

On Walking Tours: No. Detroit has laws against walking around and drinking in public, surprising but true.

Private tours: Yeah, We’ll allow those booking private tours to drink on the buses and BYOB as long as its previously discussed. We charge a $25 dollar insurance fee for groups wishing to drink on the tour bus.

Where do your tours meet?

Meeting points are tour dependent and can be found in the tour descriptions for each specific tour.

Are pets allowed on tours?

No. Bailey really want’s to allow pets on the bus but was voted down in the historic  "10 reasons we can’t have cats on the bus” convention of 2014.

Service animals are of course welcome (please give us a heads up if you require a service animal by email at

Is there parking available at the pick up?

absolutely, parking is free on street parking.

Are your tours wheelchair accessible?

Some are and some aren't call us if you’re interested we will make it work. Detroit’s history belongs to everyone.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, we are. Detroit History Tours llc is both licensed and insured. For giggles we got copyrights and trademarked too so don't steal our crap.

What's The Detroit History Club?

A private members only club dedicated to sharing the history of Detroit though amazing events all over the city. Anyone over 18 years old can join ($5 a yearly membership), the adventures are never the same, and we can’t wait to meet you! To learn more about our dream in progress: The Detroit History Club, please visit the website at

If you still have a question or over ordered on Stroh's beer and want to share please feel free to contact us.