Guardian Building + Downtown Tours

The following tours start at our Pure Detroit shop located inside the Guardian Building. All tours are free and require no rsvp.

500 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
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*Photography is allowed and encouraged. 
*All tours are handicap and wheelchair accessible.

For tours of 20 people or more, please inquire with tours@puredetroit.com regarding information for a private tour.

Guardian Building Tour Schedule and Information

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 in Downtown Detroit on the promenade level.

See first hand the intricate design and exquisite detail of Rowland's artistic 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.

The tour will take about 60 minutes.

June 2018 Tour Dates and Times:
Tours will be conducted Saturday's and Sunday's in June

Saturday June 9th - Start Times: 1pm, No 3pm
Sunday June 10th - Start Times: 12pm, 2pm
Saturday June 16th - Start Times: 1pm, 3pm
Sunday June 17th - Start Times: 12pm, 2pm
Saturday June 23rd - Start Times: 11am, 1 pm
Saturday June 24th - Start Times: 12pm, 2pm
Saturday June 30th - No Guardian Tours. Tours only at Fisher at 1pm and 3pm
Sunday July 1st - No Guardian Tours. Tours only at Fisher at 12pm and 2pm

Pure Detroit's Downtown Skyscraper Tour Schedule and Information

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

The tour is conducted outside. Severe weather or heavy rain may prevent the tour from being conducted. We will notify of any changes or cancellations on our Facebook at Pure Detroit.

June 2018 Tour Dates and Times:
Tours will be conducted Saturday's in June

The June 23rd tour at 1pm has been cancelled. 

Pure Detroit's Corrado Parducci Tour Schedule and Information

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

June 2018 Tour Dates and Times:
Tours will be conducted Saturdays in June

Currently no June dates.

Interested in a private scheduled tour for your company, school or other group? Email our tour team at tours@puredetroit.com or call 313-873-6004