This is more of an experience than a tour. Four major conductors in the UGRR, dress in character and walk you through the city’s major locations, where, in the 1840s and 50s, was a hotbed of abolitionist sentiment and where thousands of fugitive slaves were spirited in secret to various “stops,” then onto awaiting boats to take them to freedom—less than a mile away in Windsor, Ontario. I’m a native Detroiter and this was my second time on the tour; it was that good! Read more
HERstory Detroit: Bold Women Who Dared
Achievements of diverse Detroit women celebrated
Themed trivia and prizes
Walking + Public Transportation Tour
Most people can readily recite the names of prominent men who built Detroit, but how many can identify the women? Learn about these notable women, our unsung heroes and trailblazers, with City Tour Detroit and embark on a historic trail highlighting the contributions of the Motor City’s bold women who dared to make a difference.
Discover the remarkable stories behind the women who made Detroit the place it is today
Visit significant landmarks related to these bold women who dared
Included refreshment break at a woman-owned establishment
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$45 Per Person
One Washington Boulevard, Detroit MI 48226
(Meet in front of Huntington Place on Jefferson Avenue at Washington Boulevard)
This tour is not available currently
4 hours (over estimating time based on QLine)
6 minimum, 30 maximum
Interest in the topic covered.
- Narrated tour by City Tour Detroit guide.
- Refreshment break.
- Bottled water (our small effort to reduce plastic waste).
- Guide gratuity (while not mandatory, tipping is customary for a job well done and always appreciated).
What to bring
- Dress for the weather
- Professional tour guide with a passion for Detroit history and City Tour Detroit staff assistant.
Most people can easily recite the names of prominent men who built Detroit, but how many can identify the women?
Women have contributed greatly to the American way of life and their influences on Detroit’s legacy are no different. From brokering treaties or managing the first European settlement to advocating for social and economic justice, breaking barriers in education or business, and designing a better Detroit through the arts, these are just a few examples of how local women have been leading the way for centuries.
On Detroit HERstory: Bold Women Who Dared, you’ll visit landmarks and other sites associated with these influential women and discover their fascinating stories. Plus, you’ll hear about some fantastic women making a difference today. In fact, you’ll be supporting a local woman-owned business at our refreshment stop where you’ll enjoy an included beverage and sweet treat.
Join City Tour Detroit to learn about the notable women, our unsung heroes, and trailblazers, and embark on a historic trail highlighting the contributions of Motor City’s bold women who dared to make a difference.
NOTE: This is a walking/public transit tour utilizing the Detroit People Mover and QLINE. Attendees should be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles and be comfortable standing throughout the tour. We’ve allotted 4 hours for this tour to account for a 30 minute included refreshment stop and any delays which may occur due to transit delays. People Mover tokens ARE included in tour price.
Check out what our guests are saying
Nancy was our guide for the See the D tour. We decided to take a visiting out-of-town relative down to Detroit, but realized we didn’t know much about it despite having lived here all of our lives. Nancy was extremely informative and accommodating. Read more
To be honest, I didn’t have the best impression of Detroit before visiting but Pat at City Tour Detroit changed all that! She was a wonderful tour guide that had so much passion and love of Detroit…it was definitely contagious! I learned so much from her — she had great facts about all the locations we visited. 10/10 Read more
My girlfriend and I took a trip to Detroit and reserved The see the D tour. Our guide Nancy did a great job. She covered a wide range of topics and made the city feel very unique. Read more
This was a very fun activity to enjoy downtown Detroit. The stories are interesting and some are quite grim. I think that much of the enjoyment is dependent upon how well the group interacts and plays along with the tour guide. This 2.5 hr tour on foot is very easy to walk. Read more