Our signature Tour of Historic Belle Isle, captures the essence of summer in a simpler time. A public park since 1880, its magnificent buildings and beautiful landscape reveal stories of the arts and leisure activities enjoyed by Victorian and Edwardian era Detroiters. A not to be missed experience, the Tour of Historic Belle Isle is a tale of steam ferries and canoodling, of ragtime concerts, light houses, elephants, beaches, whiskey, boats and the most curious fountain ever built this side of the Atlantic.
Our most popular tour to date, The Motor Cities Heritage Tour: From Tinkerers to Titans in the Auto Age, will be available once again for the 2020 season. The tour explores early automobile history in Milwaukee Junction, visits pivotal production facilities along Woodward Avenue and East Grand Boulevard and finally takes in the splendor of local estates and office buildings built by early auto Titans. This 2.5 hour narrative weaves together story threads of various individuals and auto companies, revealing the inventions and interconnections that precipitated an early 20th Century sea-change in transportation and manufacturing the world over.
In May Antique Touring Company will debut our new tour for 2020, Estates of the Gilded Age. The only things more fascinating than the architecture of Detroit's urban mansions are the lives of the men and women for whom they were built. This tour, while in the research phase as of this writing, will feature the homes and historical figures of Boston Edison and Indian Village. Return to our website in April for more details!