Tour homes in two of Detroit’s most iconic historic neighborhoods, Corktown and Palmer Woods


This summer, historic homes in two of Detroit’s most iconic neighborhoods will open to the public thanks to a series of concerts and a home and garden tour.

On May 30th, the Palmer Woods Music in Homes series kicks off for the eighth time with a performance by Orquesta La Inspiracion, an Afro-Caribbean Latin jazz ensemble. According to a press release, the event will take place “in the gardens of a historic Streamline Moderne house”. The exact location of the event will be announced when tickets are purchased (USD 45 each or USD 40 for groups of 10 people or more). Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 313-891-2514.

The May 30 concert, which begins at 8 p.m., is the first of several musical events to be held at various Palmer Woods mansions over the course of the summer. For a full list of performances, click here.

In addition, a Palmer Woods home tour is planned for the fall in connection with the neighborhood’s centenary.

Located north of 7 Mile Road on Woodward Avenue, Palmer Woods is home to an eclectic mix of historic homes, from tycoon mansions from the 1910s and 20s to modern mid-century residences.

Across town, see some more humble but equally interesting historic homes during the annual Corktown Home and Garden Tour on Sunday June 7th. Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, is home to charming workers’ cottages and townhouses, as well as a variety of new and historic shops.

The Corktown Home and Garden Tour runs on June 7th from 12pm to 5pm. Tickets that cost $ 15 can be purchased in the Gaelic League on Michigan Ave. on the day of the event. To be bought in 2068. Take a break from the tour to catch a vintage baseball game at 2pm on Navin Field, the location of the old Tiger Stadium.

To learn more about the tour, click here.


Dusty Kennedy