Historic Dearborn Walking Tour (Monroe to Mason)

Historic Dearborn Walking Tour (Monroe to Mason)

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$10 – $15

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Dearborn Historical Museum (Commandant's Quarters)

21950 Michigan Avenue

Dearborn, MI 48124

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An immersive tour through the heart of old Dearborn

About this event

Join historian Christopher Clough, of the Dearborn Historical Museum, on an exploration of the Monroe to Mason neighborhood, near the heart of downtown west Dearborn. The scene of Dearborn's original planned city center, this neighborhood was home to Dearborn's first schools and earliest churches. Learn about its role in the early days of Dearborn's development from a sleepy village to an urban, industrial powerhouse. Hear stories about early Dearborn pioneers, such as Dr. Edward Snow, whose homesteads still dotted the neighborhood into the 20th century. Ian Tomashik, of Preservation Dearborn, will share his expertise on the architectural styles we will encounter along with a plethora of interesting stories about the dynamic people who lived and worked in these 19th century buildings.

After the tour, head over to one of the great restaurants along Michigan Avenue for a delicious brunch. Or continue your adventure with a hike along the Rouge River to the Ford Estate. Want more history? Head over to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. You'll make great memories during your visit to Dearborn.

Items to note about the tour:

All guests should be prepared to walk, sometimes on uneven surfaces, for about an hour and a half.

If it looks like it will be stormy or too hot, we will reschedule and let you know ahead of time. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

Restroom facilities may be unavailable along the tour route. We will not be entering any buildings as part of the tour, but the Commandant's Quarters will be open before and after the tour.

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