Perfectly weird for the season, Detroit Cemetery tours are back

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Nothing says Halloween like a little walk through the graveyard, and Preservation Detroit would love to be your guide.

After a year off due to COVID-19, popular Detroit Cemetery tours are back. Strait of Preservation, the city’s oldest and largest preservation society, has brought back its incredible afternoon walking tours to some of the city’s most interesting and notable resting spots for some of the historic rulers and Michigan celebrities.

The tour features a different cemetery each Saturday in October visiting the graves of people such as Rosa Parks, Edsel Ford, Aretha Franklin, former Detroit Mayor Hazen S. Pingree, the Dodge Brothers and Bernhard Stroh, the founder of beer Stroh according to their website.

Stops include cemeteries with detailed architecture and art in addition to notable “residents”. On the tour are;

  • Mount Elliott Cemetery

  • Elmwood Cemetery

  • Woodlawn Cemetery

  • Mount Elliott Cemetery

  • Mount Olivet cemetery

Tour tickets are available for purchase until 6 p.m. on the Friday before each Saturday tour, or until sold out. Tickets cost $ 20 for all Preservation Detroit members and $ 25 for non-members. All proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the non-profit association, which is dedicated to preserving Detroit’s architectural heritage.

If you are interested in a little outing to the cemetery, you can get more information and buy your tickets here.


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