Thursday, September 30, 2021

Preservation Detroit's historic cemetery tours return this October, visiting gravesites of famous Detroiters

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:17 AM

click to enlarge Preservation Detroit's cemetery tours return this October. - COURTESY OF PRESERVATION DETROIT
  • Courtesy of Preservation Detroit
  • Preservation Detroit's cemetery tours return this October.

You might not be afraid of the dark, but are you afraid of a cemetery?

Preservation Detroit’s cemetery tours return this October for an interesting walk down memory lane, with the tours taking guests through Detroit’s Mt. Elliott, Mt. Olivet, Woodlawn, and Elmwood cemeteries.

The three-hour tour will include visits to the gravesites of famous Detroiters, including civil rights activist Rosa Parks, the queen of soul Aretha Franklin, and the founder of Stroh’s beer, Bernhard Stroh, among others.

The Preservation Detroit cemetery tours take place every Saturday beginning Oct. 2.

Preservation Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Detroit’s architectural heritage.

Visit for more information including ticket pricing and tour schedule.

Stay connected with Detroit Metro Times. Subscribe to our newsletters, and follow us on Google News, Apple News, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Reddit.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation