Guardian Building + Downtown Tours

No need to RSVP! Just show up the day of and sign up for the tour of your choice for free in our Pure Detroit shop located inside the Guardian building. 

Tour the Beautiful Guardian Building!

Schedule - December, 2017:

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.

Photography is allowed. The tour will take about 60 minutes and is wheelchair accessible.

Saturdays in December - 2017
Decmber 2nd - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
December 9th - Start times: 
11am, 1pm, 3pm
December 16th - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
December 23rd - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
December 30th - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Sundays in December - 2017
December 3rd - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
December 10th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
December 17th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
December 24th - Start times: 12pm, NO 2PM TOUR.
December 31st - Start times: 12pm, 2pm

The Guardian Building

500 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Interested in a private scheduled tour for your company, school or other group? email our tour team at
For more information, call (313) 873-6004