New Center Walking Tour sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage

Milwaukee Caffe

447 E Milwaukee Ave,, Detroit,, MI 48202

From $10.00

Sat, August 24th, 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT

This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area.

Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit's New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time passing the historic Piquette Avenue Plant and other historic factories that are finding new purpose.

Total Walking Distance: ~2 miles

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Weather Policy:

Tours will occur indefinitely, rain or shine, unless weather prohibits transportation or adversely affects our partners on the date of the tour for the time of the tour. Weather related cancellation or ticket transfer requests will not be approved unless submitted at least 72 hours in advance of the event start time. If a severe weather event causes the tour to be canceled, City Institute will offer to transfer participant tickets to another date or provide a refund.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to your desired tour date.


Free on-street parking is available on Milwaukee, Brush and Beaubien, adjacent to the starting point.

This tour is produced by City Institute. Please visit to hear interviews with Detroit residents, community leaders, and small business owners or to schedule a tour for your group on any number of topics.

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Photo credit: Michelle Gerard


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

An event can only be canceled by the venue and/or event organizer. If the venue or event organizer cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

Milwaukee Caffe
447 E Milwaukee Ave,
Detroit,, MI 48202
(313) 883-9141