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Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood on a 2-hour walking tour of city landmarks, local haunts, and classic architecture. You’ll see a block at the heart of the ‘Corktown Revival,’ with hip restaurants, cocktail bars, and cafes, then take in the ruined Michigan Central Railroad Station, long a symbol of Detroit's golden age. This 2-hour Corktown walking tour includes a half pint of beer at an Irish American club, and it’s limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
  • 2-hour Corktown walking tour
  • See a historic Detroit neighborhood
  • Visit Corktown with a local
  • Learn about the neighborhood's revival
  • Includes a drink at a local social club
  • Small group tour limited to 12 people
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Local English-speaking guide
Half-pint of draft beer or complimentary soft drink
Food and additional drinks
Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
Tips and gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
Make your way to a centrally-located meeting point in the Corktown neighborhood, where you’ll join a guide and small group on the walk to the first stop of the day, a block that’s been key to Corktown’s revival, with restaurants and bars that bring Detroiters from around the city.

Your guide will share fascinating stories and facts from Corktown history, and introduce you to some of Detroit’s blend of blight and revival. Take in the massive railroad station that’s been abandoned since 1988, and learn why the city left the elegant structure to rot. Continue to Detroit’s oldest surviving residential neighborhood, which is packed with brightly-painted Victorian houses and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along the way, you’ll spot one of the oldest churches in Detroit, and have the chance to ask questions about life in the city, and what’s happening now in Detroit and Corktown.

The final stop of the day is the Gaelic League Irish American Club, where you’ll finish the tour with a half pint of beer (or a soft drink).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Michigan Central Station
You’ll take in the contrasting views of Detroit’s highs and lows. We’ll walk toward the massive Michigan Central Railroad Station, left for ruin and a symbol of the decline of Detroit. We’ll get a good look at this hulking structure, which has been ranked as one of the “must-see” abandoned buildings in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Corktown Historic District
Strap on your walking shoes for what’s sure to be the most epic tour of Detroit’s historic Corktown this side of Michigan Avenue. We’ll start on a block that has been key to Corktown’s revival, where BBQ, burgers, coffee, and craft cocktails beckon crowds of hungry and thirsty Detroiters.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Detroit Urban Adventures
We’ll continue our Detroit walking tour past the charming, colorful Victorian houses of residential Corktown. This is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along the way, your local guide will point out an early 19th-century church that’s one of oldest churches in Detroit.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gaelic League Irish American Club
Our colorful tour ends at a pot of gold in the Gaelic League Irish-American Club of Detroit. You may be a wee bit thirsty, so we’ve got you covered with a complimentary half-pint.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear shoes that allow you to comfortably walk a couple of miles. Please also consider a hat and/or sunscreen on sunny days, and bring a jacket on cooler days, and an umbrella if it’s calling for rain.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Walking Tour Corktown is Popping in Detroits Oldest Neighborhood.

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Worth it.
debbiegless
, Sep 2019
Bob was great. Very personal and knowledgeable. We hadn’t been to Detroit in some time and want a brief tour of the renovation and historical features.
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CORKTOWN TOUR FOR 24 SENIORS
Voyager108101
, Aug 2019
Both Bob and Mike were delightful, knowledgeable, and considerate. We will definitely book additional trips with them in the future. The end of tour beverage provided was delightful.
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Very interesting tour by local and very...
Desmond F
, Sep 2017
Very interesting tour by local and very informative tour guide.
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Tour guide was informative. Was nice...
Jacqueline R
, Aug 2017
Tour guide was informative. Was nice to see the outskirts of downtown Detroit. Enjoyed the Pub stops.
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The Corktown tour led by our tour...
Michael B
, Aug 2017
The Corktown tour led by our tour guide, Bruce was excellent. He was very informative of the history of Corktown which was founded by Irish immigrants in the 1830's. I reveled in walking the streets that my grandmother and her family walked through over 100 years ago. The tour wound up at Detroit's Gaelic League, the perfect ending to a wonderful afternoon.
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Great. Despite the crazy weather...
Patperkow5
, May 2017
Great. Despite the crazy weather, our tour guide Bob, was fantastic. Kept us moving and was a wealth of information. Details of what the area was like compared to now. Lots of 'Nuggets' of special interest, like making sure we looked at photos on the wall of local pub.. Great time in Irish-Gaelic club too. Very informative, we all liked this tour. Thanks Bob
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The walking tour of Corktown was a lot...
JCJM
, Aug 2016
The walking tour of Corktown was a lot of fun and very informative. I would recommend it!
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