Detroit Home and Garden Tour

1730 Burns Photo

On Saturday, June 7th, Historic Indian Village will host its 41st Home and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors this year will view seven home venues which include a carriage house and a garden, representing a myriad of different architectural styles.

Each year, this popular event attracts several thousand visitors to this impressive, turn-of-the-century Detroit neighborhood that once was home to many of the great auto barons and titans of industry. Today it stands as an example of impressive architecture, glorious gardens and hard-working community spirit – a close-knit neighborhood thriving amidst the emerging renaissance of Detroit.

Docents and master gardeners will offer expert commentary. The tour first began in 1955. It is the second oldest tour of its kind in Michigan, preceded only by the Marshall Michigan Historic Home Tour.

The annual one-day tour also will offer attendees the chance to enjoy displays of classic cars, wander through the picturesque Indian Village Centennial Garden, tour several historically significant churches and schools, and check out the event’s popular Art Lot.

And, of course, there will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy ice-cold lemonade and take in the wonders of summertime in the neighborhood only blocks from scenic Belle Isle.

Historic Indian Village, one of Detroit’s most prestigious and elegant historic neighborhoods, is listed on the city, state and national historic registries, with homes dating back to 1895. The neighborhood is located on Seminole, Iroquois and Burns, from Jefferson to Mack Avenues.

Advance tickets are $18 per person and sold online at via PayPal.

Tickets on tour day are $20 per person and will be on sale at the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church at Jefferson and Burns; Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church at Vernor and Iroquois; and the Nichols School, 3000 Burns Avenue at Goethe.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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