Guardian Building + Downtown Tours



Pure Detroit is now offering three different tours from the Guardian Building location. All three tour types and their schedules are listed below.

500 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
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Interested in a private scheduled tour for your company, school or other group?
email our team at tours@puredetroit.com
For more information, call (313) 873-6004

Tour the Beautiful Guardian Building!
Schedule: August, 2017 - Every Saturday @ 11am. Every Sunday @ 12pm and 2pm

Pure Detroit invites you to tour Detroit's 1929 Wirt Rowland-designed architectural masterpiece, including stunning views of rarely seen areas of the building and amazing city views from the 32nd floor! The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop located in the Guardian Building on the promenade level.

See first hand the intricate design and exquisite detail of Rowland's artisitc achievement, including works by muralist Erza Winter, tile installations by Pewabic's Mary Chase Stratton and sculpture by Corrado Parducci. The Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark.

This tour is free & open to the public of all ages. Photography is allowed.

Sign up is available inside the Pure Detroit shop upon arrival. No RSVP Required before the tour date.

The tour will be conducted by historic preservationist and urban planner Michael Boettcher on Saturdays.

Saturdays in August - 2017
August 5th - Start times: 11am
August 12th - Start times: 11am
August 19th - Start times: 11am
August 26th - Start times: 11am

Sundays in August - 2017
August 6th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
August 13th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
August 20th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
August 27th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm

Pure Detroit's Downtown Skyscraper Walking Tour
Schedule: August, 2017 :

Downtown Detroit has one of the best collections of pre-war skyscrapers in the world, plus quite a few more modern gems. Pure Detroit invites you to catch a little local history while checking out many of Detroit’s architectural greatest hits on Pure Detroit’s 90-minute Skyscraper Tour,

The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop located in the 
Guardian Building on the promenade level.

This tour is free & open to the public of all ages. Photography is allowed.

Sign up is available inside the Pure Detroit shop upon arrival. No RSVP is required.

The tour will be conducted by historic preservationist and urban planner Michael Boettcher.


Saturdays in August - 2017
August 5th - Start times: 1pm
August 12th - Start times: 1pm
August 19th - Start times: 1pm
August 26th - Start times: 1pm


Pure Detroit's Corrado Parducci Walking Tour
Schedule: August, 2017 :

Corrado Parducci made a lot of beautiful Detroit buildings a lot more beautiful with his architectural sculpture work. Once one of America’s preeminent architectural sculptors, he’d been largely overlooked more recently. 
Join Pure Detroit and explore his sumptuous designs commissioned by several noted architects for about a dozen Downtown landmarks on this 90-minute Parducci Walking Tour. 

The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop located in the 
Guardian Building on the promenade level.

This tour is free & open to the public of all ages. Photography is allowed.

Sign up is available inside the Pure Detroit shop upon arrival. No RSVP is required.

The tour will be conducted by historic preservationist and urban planner Michael Boettcher.

Saturdays in August - 2017
August 5th - Start times: 3pm
August 12th - Start times: 3pm
August 19th - Start times: 3pm
August 26th - Start times: 3pm