Historic Houses of Worship Tours

Since 1972, the Historic Houses of Worship Tour Series has acquainted metro Detroiters with the contributions religious institutions have made in the development of our community. Each tour typically features five area churches and highlights the importance of maintaining and preserving these historic sites as living history.

All tours depart from and return to the Detroit Historical Museum and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tours include motorcoach transportation with docent commentary, historical presentations at each tour stop, lunch, and donations back to each location. Tickets are $40 for Detroit Historical Society members and $50 for guests. Please contact Charnae Sanders at 313.833.0277 or charnaes@detroithistorical.org if you would like information about booking a Historic Houses of Worship tour for your large group.

Due to the popularity of these tours, it is recommended that you make reservations well in advance. No reservations will be held without payment in full. Tour information is released quarterly and posted on this page on the 1st of December, March, June and September for each upcoming season. If you purchase your tickets online, you will receive an email from our Programs staff by the next business day that will confirm your tour details and include a map and directions to the meeting location. We will not forward a physical ticket.

Tickets for upcoming Historic Houses of Worship tours will be available to all members starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20. No tickets will be sold before this time. Public registration for any remaining tickets begins October 4. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or tour credits can be given unless the guide reschedules the tour.

If you prefer to register online, you must be logged in as a member to access discounted tickets. To log in, please visit the website and click on the "Member Login" tab, which is located across the top of the screen. Use your Society member ID number as both your Username and Password. 

If you are having trouble logging in or for information on becoming a member contact Sean Clyne at seanc@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.0158. 

Current Historic Houses of Worship Tours:

Historic Houses of Worship Tour
December 5 2016 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

Member-only registration begins Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. Public registration for any remaining tickets begins on...

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Historic Houses of Worship Tour
March 6 2017 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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Historic Houses of Worship Tour
April 3 2017 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets will be available to members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. No tickets will be sold before this time...

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