Top Historical Places in Detroit

Are you looking to explore the history of Detroit through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Detroit including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Detroit. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Detroit ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Detroit, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Detroit for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Detroit with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Joe Louis Arena

    4.5 (678 Votes)
    Joe Louis Arena

    Arena, Stadium, Entertainment

    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 range of exciting events including, but not limited...Read more
  2. Joe Louis Monument

    4.7 (112 Votes)
    Joe Louis Monument

    Art And Culture, Monument, Square, Architecture

    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 and was built in 1986. According to the monument'...Read more
  3. The Boston- Edison Historic District

    Historical Site, Town, Architecture , Heritage Building

    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 the glory days of Detroit. You might justified i...Read more
  4. Ste. Anne De Detroit Catholic Church

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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 the oldest stained glass in Detroit. Also notice...Read more
  5. Sweetest Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Church

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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, buttresses and crosses. The interiors are breathtaki...Read more
  6. Little Caesars Arena


    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 wings’ tradition and incredible heritage of Detroit’s traditional music. Little Caesars Arena is also featured with fan amenities, state-of-the-art technology, and active community centers ...Read more
  7. Motown Historical Museum

    4.7 (1269 Votes)
    Motown Historical Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    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 their albums. Unmatched for authenticity and f...Read more
  8. Historic Fort Wayne

    4.5 (105 Votes)
    Historic Fort Wayne

    Museum, History Museum, Castle, Historical Site

    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 fortifications developed by Sebastian Vauban, ...Read more
  9. Fisher Mansion

    4.5 (162 Votes)
    Fisher Mansion

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

    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 America specifically build the mansion. Alfred Brush...Read more