6325 Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI 48209 +1 313 628 0796/+1 800 649 3777(Toll Free)
The only remaining fort of many that once stood along the Detroit River, Fort Wayne is an 82-acre (33.18 hectare) site that includes the fort, barracks, a garrison, a huge parade ground and a restored commander's house. It dates to the 1840s and never saw battle, though soldiers were stationed here till the later half of the 20th Century. The fort can be accessed only through a guided tour. The premises are also home to the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum.
13041 Mack Avenue Former Ira Wilson & Sons Dairy Building Detroit, MI 48215 +1 313 202 1800(Tourist Information)
Located on the Mack Avenue in East Detroit, the Ira Wilson & Sons Dairy was known for more than its ice cream and dairy products, mainly for the giant cow head atop its building. Although the dairy place has been closed for a long time now, the cow head continues to amuse people on the road, even inspiring some photographers along the way.
The St. Charles Borromeo Parish is a religious complex comprising of three separate structures- a school building, a rectory and a church. Built in 1912, by Peter Dederichs, Van Leyen and Schilling, the buildings feature Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Prairie School, Romanesque and Arts and Craft elements. Originally built for Belgian Catholics, the congregation soon gathered Catholic immigrants of other nationalities too.
The Jefferson Chalmers Historic Business District is a commercial district dating back to the early 20th Century. This district features houses of Arts and Crafts elements, and also comprises of Early Commercial and Late Gothic Revival architectural beauties that are a great attraction among visitors. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 2004.
1740 Mt. Elliot Street Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 579 2100
St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan is a compound of religious structures occupied by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The complex consists of three red brick and limestone buildings, designed in Gothic Revival architecture by Peter Dederichs Jr. The monastery has been an important landmark in the city, as over the years it has been helping the poor and offering meals to the needy, ever since the time of the Great Depression.
Well-known as the third-oldest fire station in the city, the Engine House No. 18 is a two-level red brick structure with a hip roof. There are two engine bays that are present on the first level, and the complex also consists of a station office, kitchen, a dinning room and recreation area. The second level comprises of sleeping quarters, officer's room, and locker room. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Renowned as one of the oldest firehouses in the city, the Steam Fire Engine Company represents the fire-fighting heritage and great service rendered by the department. This beautiful structure was also used as an Emergency Medical Unit for a few years and was later turned into a museum that exhibits old historic equipments and devices used. The establishment is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Chestnut Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge is metal bridge built over an abandoned Grand Trunk railroad in suburban Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan. Built in 1929, it is one of the few remaining historic bridges of its kind and was thus entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The bridge is a testimonial to Detroit's industrial flourish in the early 1900s.
Nestled inside a historic terracotta building, the Trinosophes is a multifaceted venue with a cafe, art exhibition space and performance area. This three fold sphere is the brainchild of those behind the Bohemian National Home and later the Bohemian-in-Exile known for bringing some of the coolest musicians to town. From art work to cultural events such as concerts, plays, films and more are hosted here. Trinosophes is an artistic turf where you will find the likes of artists and musicians making it a creative hub.
3600 Heidelberg Street Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 974 6894
For a unique art experience, check out The Heidelberg Project (HP). Started as a way to introduce art to a rundown, underprivileged neighborhood, it is now a growing movement to beautify and add art to local low-income communities. On Heidelberg Street you will find a stretch of painted houses and yards that each take on a different artistic theme. A lot of the homes recycle trash and turn it into art installations. The best way to experience HP is to park and simply walk the street yourself.
The Detroit Princess riverboat is about everything grand! Docked on
the Detroit River near Hart Plaza, the ship undertakes both private as well as public cruises and offers separate private charterers too. The cruises are generally two to three ...
The Arab American National Museum, located just east of Detroit
in Dearborn, is devoted to educating people about Arab American culture and history. Exhibits include Coming to America and Living in America as well as other exhibits designed to ...
On Belle Isle, two cannons from the Battle of Lake
Erie mark the entrance to this marine branch of the Detroit Historical Museums. A visit affords a fascinating short course in Detroit's maritime history. Ship models on display range ...