Since 1969, the annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes welcomes you to our historic Heritage Hill neighborhood, one of the country’s largest urban historic districts recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. More than 1,300 homes stand within the boundaries of Heritage Hill and date from 1843. Nearly every style of American architecture, from Greek Revival to Prairie, is represented in the district. At the turn of the century, this was the city’s most prestigious residential area. Today the neighborhood is an array of lifestyles and passions. Professionals, artisans, students, homeowners and renters share this great place we call home.
Each year, a different line-up of 6-7 private homes and 1-2 historic buildings are open; each with a unique story. During Tour, guides stationed at each house will share information and highlight special features. An array of architecture, decorating styles and urban gardens await you.
The Heritage Hill Garden Tour is an annual public showcase of gardens and exteriors of roughly 12 Heritage Hill homes. Stroll through these carefully curated gardens at your own pace and receive expert gardening insight and inspiration.
Nearly every style of American architecture, from Greek Revival to Prairie, is represented by the 1300 buildings in Heritage HIll. At the turn of the century, this was the city’s most prestigious residential area. This self-guided walking tour represents the neighborhood’s architectural diversity.
Meyer May House Tour
Frank Lloyd Wright designed prairie style house built in 1908 for founder of May’s of Michigan clothing store — restored to its original splendor by Steelcase Inc. Open free to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm; Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Closed Holidays. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.