historical-attractions-in-detroit-03Rich past of Detroit allures tourists from far and wide. The largest city in the state of Michigan, Detroit has witnessed some of the most prominent events in the history of the USA. Today, the city hosts a range of museums, libraries and various other places where you can learn about the eventful past of Detroit.

Check out a few important places that history lovers visiting Detroit must add to their itineraries.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History
This museum is probably the largest institution in the world to explore the history of African Americans. Spend a day out here to check out permanent and temporary exhibitions that feature unique Afro-American culture. Besides, the museum also hosts a variety of events including concerts, lectures, and film screenings throughout the year. Be a part of one such event to experience the perfect blend of the culture and lifestyle of two races. Some of the most eminent highlights of this museum include Ring of Genealogy, Robert L. Hurst Research Center, the Louise Lovett Wright Library, and a theatre.

Detroit Historical Museum
Visit Detroit Historical Museum to take a look at Detroit’s transformation from an 18th century trading town to a swanky metropolis. The museum hosts numerous conferences, lectures and tours. Visitors can also participate in a range of special events such as Noon Year’s Eve and African American History Day. Winter Film Series, Historic Houses of Worship Tours and an array of exhibitions are other highlights of Detroit Historical Museum.

Historic Fort Wayne
Built in 1840s, Fort Wayne is famous for its unique star-shaped design and glorious historical significance. The fort is located on the Detroit River, and offers you a peep into the military history of the state of Michigan. Apart from the original star fort, visitors can see many small edifices, tunnels, barracks, a large parade ground and the restored Commanding Officer’s House. The fort is now listed on the USA’s National Register of Historic Places.

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