Buried in Detroit: The Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour


Buried in Detroit: The Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour


From our French founding in 1701 through British rule, from America’s fight for independence through the great boom of post Civil War era, and the ups, downs, and all around of this last century, Detroit has filled its cemeteries with the industrial tycoons, labor leaders, political powerhouses, and entertainment legends who built our town. Join Detroit History Tours as we explore the city’s historic cemeteries in a respectful, historical, adventure into our past. You’ll walk the quiet paths and tree-canopied hallows of Detroit’s worlds of the dead.

With over thirty cemeteries in Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck we’ll hop aboard our luxury motor coach to traverse the tombstones, mausoleums, grottos, and memorials of two of our most famous. You’ll see the final resting place of the men of the Arsenal of Democracy, pay your respects to a Civil Rights icon, and toast the pharmacist inventor of a local favorite with the drink he himself created. Along our travels you may encounter the final resting place of sports stars, music icons, brilliant inventors, captains of industry, and the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who faithfully served our country. All the while, you will explore the architecture, design, landscape choices, and history of the cemeteries.

Although this tour takes place via motor-coach, we will disembark to investigate parts of each cemetery up close. To best enjoy the tour, guests should be capable of :

  • Walking 3/4 of a mile at a time

  • Standing for 45 minutes

  • Managing small hills and

  • Traversing stairs.

We highly recommend proper footwear and ask guest to consider that the terrain may be muddy or wet. While there is no access to restrooms in the cemeteries, there is a bathroom on the bus should it be needed.

On this tour we are pleased to welcome guests over 12 years old.

This tour departs from the the Meijer parking lot at 1301 Eight Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48203. The bus will be in the Meijer store section of the parking lot, near the meijer gas station, on the northwest side. The tour leaves promptly at its scheduled time. Look for the large AllStar motor coach. The bus will arrive twenty minutes before departure time and you’re welcome to board as early as you’d like. Bottled water will be provided free of charge on the bus, you’re welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks or snacks.

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