Ann Arbor Architecture Tours

“The motivation to build something is, at its base, the desire to say something.” Detroit architect Craig Wilkins sums up our tours perfectly; we tell the stories of the buildings and people in Ann Arbor that have come before us. In 2019, we are starting with one tour; in 2020 and beyond, we plan to offer ever more stories.

Want to take a tour? Browse our many offerings, and sign up here!


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The Tours of 2019

Follow the stories of Ann Arbor’s second generation of residents and immigrants as they transform their young settlement into a bustling, thriving town.

Click here for dates and times. Reserve your spot today!

The Tours of 2020 and Beyond

Click here to get a sneak peek of what‘s coming…

Group + Private Tours

Contact us if your family, company, or group would like to book a private tour.
734.249.8226
tours@buildingmattersannarbor.org

Kids are welcome!

Though our current tours are geared towards folks 13 and up, everyone is welcome, and the route is stroller-friendly! Children 12 and under are free and do not require a ticket (though please let us know they’re coming, so our docents can make sure they’re keeping your group safe and comfortable.)

Want some tasty reasons to join us?

We’re teaming up with lots of local businesses to bring you extra (delicious) incentives to attend an architecture tour!

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd - Chela’s
Thursday, Oct. 24th - Grizzly Peak: free cheese curds
Friday, Oct. 25th - Avalon Cafe: BOGO bakery item (can we recommend the chocolate croissants?)
Saturday, Oct. 26th - Blom Meadworks: free 4oz mead

BIG THANKS to our sponsors!

Our inaugural season is possible through the generosity of our sponsors!




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Supporting sponsors