3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Center Walking Tour sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage
We will experience the past, present, and future of this iconic Detroit area and hear about the innovators who call these neighborhoods home.
This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area.
Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit’s New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time to learn about the Piquette Plant, Birthplace of the Model T, and speak with the innovators who now call these neighborhoods home.
Total Walking Distance = ~2 miles
Tours will occur indefinitely, rain or shine, unless a severe weather warning is issued by the national weather service on the date of the tour for the time of the tour. Weather related cancellation or ticket transfer requests will not be approved unless submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the event start time. If a severe weather warning or event causes the tour to be cancelled, City Institute will offer to transfer participant tickets to another date or provide a refund.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to your desired event.
This tour is produced by City Institute. Please visit http://www.thecityinstitute.com to hear interviews with Detroit residents, community leaders, and small business owners or to schedule a tour for your group on any number of topics.
Photo Courtesy of the Piquette Plant
New Center Walking Tour sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage447 East Milwaukee Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202