Top Historical Places in Detroit, Michigan

Historical Places in Detroit - Witness the History of Detroit

Detroit is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Detroit one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Detroit is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Detroit or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Detroit. Explore the historical monuments of Detroit with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Detroit guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Detroit page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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    List of Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Detroit

    Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Detroit.

  • Motown Historical Museum

    #1 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Motown Historical Museum

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Motown Historical Museum is preserved site of The Hitsville USA building, the nickname given to Motown’s First Headquarters. Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, the Motown Historical Museum...Read more

  • Joe Louis Arena

    #2 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Joe Louis Arena

    Tags: Sport, Arena, Stadium, Play Ground

    Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Dr, Detroit, MI 48226, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Joe Louis Arena, or The Joe, home to the 11 time Stanley Cup winners Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey league, is a hockey arena located in downtown Detroit. The Arena is one of 3 hockey arenas...Read more

  • Fort Wayne

    #3 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Fort Wayne

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: 6235 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209

    Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    The fort was completed in 1851. The Army named the fort after the Revolutionary War hero General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who had taken possession of Detroit from the British in 1796. The original fort is...Read more

  • Joe Louis Monument

    #4 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Joe Louis Monument

    Tags: Art And Culture, Monument, Square, Architecture

    Address: Woodward & Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226, Downtown Detroit

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Monument to Joe Louis, known also as "The Fist" is a memorial to the boxer at Detroit's Hart Plaza. It is a gigantic 24-foot-long (7.3 m) arm with a fisted hand suspended by a 24-foot-high (7.3 m)...Read more

  • The Boston- Edison Historic District

    #5 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    The Boston- Edison Historic District

    Tags: Historical Site, Town, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Boston Edison, Detroit, MI, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Boston-Edison Historic District is a historic neighbourhood located in the geographic center of Detroit, Michigan. It consists of over 900 homes built mostly in the 1920s. It is one of the largest...Read more

  • Ste. Anne De Detroit Catholic Church

    #6 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Ste. Anne De Detroit Catholic Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: 1000 Saint Anne Street, Detroit, MI 48216, United States

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Situated at Howard near the Ambassador Bridge, the cornerstone for the present St.Anne de Detroit Catholic Church was laid in 1886. The original church was built in 1701 and for various reasons rebuil...Read more

  • Fisher Mansion

    #7 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Fisher Mansion

    Tags: Art And Culture, History Museum, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    Address: The Fisher Mansion,383 Lenox Ave

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This large beautiful 22,000 sq.ft mansion built in 1927 by Lawrence Fisher. Designed by the great theatre  architect C.Howard Crane. The architectural style is Embellished Mediterranean Revival a...Read more

  • Sweetest Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Church

    #8 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Sweetest Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: 4440 Russel Street, Detroit, MI 48207, United States.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A Polish church located on the East Canfield Street in Detroit, in the Forest Park neighbourhood, Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church is part of the new Mother of Divine Mercy parish. The cro...Read more

  • Little Caesars Arena

    #9 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Detroit
    Little Caesars Arena

    Tags: Sport, Arena

    Address: 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Little Caesars Arena houses uncountable number of sports, entertainment and community events including events of Detroit’s pistons and red wings. The arena is enriched with original six red wing...Read more

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