Guardian Building + Downtown Tours

Pure Detroit Public Weekend Tours

The following tours start at our Pure Detroit shop located inside the Guardian Building.

The Guardian Building 500 Griswold Detroit, MI 48226 map

Pure Detroit’s Guardian Building Tour -- FREE

Pure Detroit invites you to tour the building that became known as the city’s Cathedral of Finance. Beginning in the building’s grand banking lobby, you will learn the details surrounding the building’s creations, including the banking titans, stone workers, artists, and architects involved. The tour will include discussions in the banking area as well as in the main entrance way. See firsthand 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 tour is capped with a trip to the grand ballroom on the building’s 32nd floor. -The tour is free and open to the public of all ages.

-The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop located at the main banking lobby of the building.

-Parking is readily available at surrounding lots, garages, as well as on the street (metered parking).

-Sign up is available the day of inside the Pure Detroit shop upon arrival. No RSVP is required. -The tour is approx. 60 minutes long.

-Photography is allowed.

-The tour is handicap accessible.

December Tour Dates and Times:

Saturday December 1st - Start Times: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Sunday December 2nd - Start Times: 12 pm. 2 pm, 3:30 pm Saturday December 8th - Start Times: 11 am, 1pm, 3pm, Sunday December 9th - Start Times: 12 pm. 2 pm, 3:30 pm Saturday December 15th - Start Times: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm Sunday December 16th - Start Times: 12 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm Saturday December 22nd - Start Times: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm Sunday December 23rd - Start Times: 12 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm