Corktown and Michigan Central Depot Heritage Tour

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Corktown and Michigan Central Depot Heritage Tour

The Corktown Community is the oldest existing neighborhood in Detroit. Home to Detroit workers since the 1830’s, 75 acres of Corktown homes and businesses were demolished in the years following World War II for industrial expansion, and for the expansion of area freeways.


The remaining residential sections were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in July of 1978. Accordingly, the neighborhood is now designated as an Historic District of the City of Detroit.

In our fours-seat Phaeton or Town Sedan or our six-seat Woody station wagon, Antique Touring Company’s guide will pick up your party at historic Nemo’s Pub. Then, away we go to discover the secrets of Detroit’s first melting pot as it has evolved through nearly two centuries. Your guide is well equipped to keep you safe and informed during this 2 1/2-hour excursion.

Highlights of the tour include North Corktown, The old Tiger Stadium Site, St. Anne’s Basilica, the Ambassador Bridge to the last remaining worker’s row house of the 1850’s. From there we will take a spin around the Michigan Central Depot Restoration Site,” through the Michigan Avenue Business district and around Campus Martius in the heart of Downtown. You will sample the architecture of the area, from 19th century primitive workers’ cottages to the surviving belles of Victorian Beaux Arts to 21st century contemporary dwellings and hotels, peacefully coexisting side by side by side.

Join us for a fun afternoon or evening in an antique Model A Ford to take in the sights and sounds of this richly historic and thriving area of old Detroit!