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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Top Historical Detroit landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Detroit.
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States
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 has people come from across America to come visit Studio A, the place where music legends like Diana Ross, The Jackson 5 and Smokey Robinson recorded...
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19 Steve Yzerman Dr, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 without corporate sponsorship in all of the United States.
This 20 thousand plus seater is Detroit’s largest indoor venue and hosts a wide rang...
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646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is formally known as the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary. It is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Detroit. It is also referred to Old St. Mary’s Church to avoid misunderstanding with other St. Mary’s parishes in and around Detroit. The church complex comprises of recto...
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6235 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209
06:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 star-patterned, with walls of earthen ramparts faced with cedar, covering vaulted brick tunnels that contain artillery ports. The design was based on...
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Woodward & Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226, Downtown Detroit
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) pyramidal framework. This monument is one of Detroit's iconic symbols and merits a visit.
This iconic sculpture commissioned by Sports Illustrated an...
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Boston Edison, Detroit, MI, USA
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 residential historic districts in America.
This neighbourhood is block after block of architectural gems from 1900-1930. This city is an glimpse of t...
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1000 Saint Anne Street, Detroit, MI 48216, United States
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 rebuilt eight times.
Outside the building you will see the flying buttresses and four gargoyles guarding the main entrance. Inside the church you will see t...
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The Fisher Mansion,383 Lenox Ave
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 and the interior was done in a style known as Hollywood vintage a mix of Art deco and various other styles. More than 200 workers were brought to Ameri...
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4440 Russel Street, Detroit, MI 48207, United States.
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 crossgabledroof and the red brick church in cruciform shape is worth seeing. Don’t miss the two towers at the entrance with the spires, buttr...