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Dearborn Historical Tour


May 1 - May 31, 2023

12:00 am - 2:00 am

Enjoy walking, biking and driving through beautiful Dearborn

Visitors to beautiful Downtown Dearborn are often surprised to discover the multiple storylines of our local history, even if it’s just the revelation that we weren’t always the “Hometown of Henry Ford.” This tour aims to provide entry points to these various storylines.

Downtown Dearborn is pleased to share Dearborn Historical Museum’s wonderfully crafted guides of these walking-biking-driving tours of Dearborn’s east and west sides.

According to the Dearborn Historical Museum, “You’ll find that a number of the structures described in these self-guided tours are no longer standing, but many of the sites are represented by state historical markers or Motorcities wayside exhibits, as well as by other markers. Although the tours are designed to begin and end at the Historical Museum’s little campus at Michigan Avenue and Brady Street, both the east and west tours are basically circles, so you can begin anywhere along the route. If you feel like a shorter hike, there’s a trail head a minute or two away from the Historical Museum leading to a nature path near the University of Michigan-Dearborn.”

To learn more, follow these links:

Tour Guide PDF
The Dearborn Historian Vol. 1 No. 4 PDF
Historical Markers & War Memorials Database
Click here to download the Downtown Dearborn Historical Walking Tour.