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A new series of Detroit historical tours starts this month


The city of Detroit is a trove of historical landmarks, facts, and events. For over three hundred years, stories about race, diversity, women, and innovation have been percolating both behind the scenes and in the public eye. Now, a new tour series will explore the city's rich history, starting this month.

Detroit History Tours start on Jan. 30 with the Wild Women of Detroit Bus tour, it's a family and friends only tour that's already sold out. Not to worry though, another edition of the tour takes place on Feb. 7. as well as on March 14. These tours run from 6:30 to 11:15 p.m. and costs $40. The website describes the tour as such: 
Detroit may have been founded in 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe sieur de Cadillac but it was his wife Marie who decided much of the towns original layout. From the very beginning Detroit has been a dame’s town. Home to broads, women, cats, ladies, and Rosies’s the Motor City’s story is interlaced with the triumphs, adventures, dalliances and deeds of its female inhabitants. Join Detroit History Tours on a four and a half hour bus tour of some of their stories. From Madam Cadillac to Motown greats, prostitutes to murders, cults to saints and so much more. We’ll talk civil war spies and prohibition smuggling. You’ll learn the verdict of the first all-female jury in Michigan and the story of a women known as "Rocking chair". Together we will enjoy drinks at two of Detroit’s historic bars and a few tasty treats to top it all off. It promises to be one hell of a ladies (and gentleman's) night on The Detroit History Tours- Wild Women Of Detroit tour.

Other promised tours include the Bizarre Detroit bus tour, the Tales and Detroit Cocktails bus tour, the Belle Isle walking tour and picnic, and the Hamtramck walking tour. Prices vary with each tour.

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