Guided Walking History Tour

of Traverse City

Now in our 5th year!
May 31st - October 11th

Our walking tour is a 2 & 1/2 hour, 2 mile stroll through the historic neighborhoods and waterfront of Traverse City.  The tour is free, gratuities are appreciated.

We will be observing current guidelines for outdoor social distancing.  Face masks are encouraged.
We are limited to two groups of 10 people  (first arrival basis).

We will also offer tours by appointment for groups of 4 or more.  Available hours will be between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM Mondays through Saturdays.  Please call 231-946-4800.

We begin and end each tour at the Perry Hannah Plaza - at the NW corner of Sixth & Union Streets.

Of course we like nice days for our tours, but Mother Nature still has the final say.  A light rain or drizzle won't stop us,
but any dangerous weather (lightning, heavy rain, high winds, etc.) will mean a cancellation of our tour.

Please check these weather links:

For the latest Traverse City area weather forecast -  click here

For current regional radar - click here

If moderate to heavy rain is imminent, our tour is canceled.

"Very informative and enlightening tour. Steve did a great job of conveying our local history. Friendly, knowledgeable and nice way to spend the afternoon. Thanks again."   Melani P., Traverse City

Our tours are free and open to everyone.  However, our tour guides rely on your generosity at the conclusion of the tour.  Typical gratuities are $10 per person, but
are entirely up to the individual.

Time & Distance
The tour is about 2 &1/2 hours of walking over a two mile route, with a rest stop at the Traverse City Visitors Center.  The walk includes stairs, and as such, it may not be suited for those with walking or stamina issues.  However, with some advance notification, accommodations can be made.


We have experienced that our tour is not appealing to children under 15.
Please, No Strollers.  Extra Please .... No Cellphones!

The Guided Walking History Tour is FREE walking tour not affiliated with any non-profit, for profit, or municipal organization.