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

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

The tour offers up a different cemetery on every Saturday in October visiting the gravesite 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 Stroh’s beer according to their website. 

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

  • Mt. Elliott Cemetery

  • Elmwood Cemetery

  •  Woodlawn Cemetery

  • Mt. Elliott Cemetery

  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Tickets for the tours are available for purchase until 6 p.m. the Friday before each Saturday tour, or until they are sold out. Tickets are $20 for all Preservation Detroit members and $25 for nonmembers. All the proceeds from the ticket sales go to benefit the nonprofit, which is dedicated to preserving Detroit’s architectural heritage.

If you're interested in a little graveyard outing, you can get more information and purchase your tickets here.

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