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To sign up for a tour go to Pure Detroit
We are excited to announce, in partnership with Pure Detroit, tours of the Albert Kahn Associates designed Packard Automotive Plant! Tours will start Saturday, August 12, 2017. Please visit Pure Detroit Packard Plant Tours to sign up for tours.
- This guided tour will take approximately 90 minutes and you will be walking approximately 1 to 2 miles.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your tour start time.
- The cost for the tour is $40 per person.
- The tour has a maximum capacity of 30 participants per tour.
- This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible nor comfortably suitable for individuals not able to easily maneuver around ground obstacles.
- Minimum age requirement is 18 years old. Nobody under the age of 18 may take this tour. ID will be checked and verified upon arrival. You MUST have photo ID with you on the tour.
- A waiver is required to be signed upon arrival. After purchasing your ticket a copy of the waiver will be emailed to you for you to print, review and sign. Otherwise, you can sign a copy when you arrive for the tour. A waiver must be signed by every participant. One person per waiver. If you are purchasing 4 tickets, you must have four completed waivers. Again, you can sign and print the waiver, or we will have available copies at the start of the tour.
- Required apparel includes closed-toe shoes. No sandals or high heels allowed. Please wear long pants such as denim jeans.
- Hard Hats are required to be worn throughout the tour and will be provided to you. Hard hats must be returned at the end of the tour.
- For protection from potential rain and sunlight, you are welcome to bring an umbrella. There is no shade in the waiting area before and after the tour and a large part of the tour is walking outside.
- There are dark areas where you may want to have a flashlight for better visibility.
- Cameras are welcome and encouraged. The artwork throughout the facility is amazing as are the views of downtown and beyond so you are welcome to take photos.
- Reusable Water bottles are okay. Disposable/returnable plastic or glass bottles and cans are not. No outside beverages other than reusable water bottles are allowed.
- Pets of any kind are NOT allowed on the tour.
- Children under the age of 18 are NOT allowed on the tour. There is nobody to watch your children or pets while you’re on the tour. Do not bring anyone with you that will not be joining you on the tour.
- Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, wagons, and any other mode of transportation other than your feet are not allowed on the tour. We will be going up and down stairs, parking lot ramps and over obstacles. There are no elevators or ADA compliant ramps available.
“You can now take a tour of the historic Packard Plant in Detroit thanks to Pure Detroit.
The company is now offering tours of the ruins of the Packard Plant on Grand Blovd for $40 per person.
The ticket will get you a 90 minute tour that covers the 40 acres that the massive plant covers in Detroit. According to Pure Detroit, you must be 18 to take the tour and you have to sign a waiver.”
“Starting next week, ticket holders can explore facilities of the Packard Plant on a tour about the past and learn about future developments.”
“The sprawling 3.5 million-square-foot old Packard Plant has long been a clandestine playground for urban explorers enamored with the ruins and history inside the hollowed-out complex on Detroit’s near east side.”
Come out for Conversations with the Councilwoman, Packard Plant Edition. It will be held Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm at The Holy Ghost Cathedral in Detroit. All are welcome.
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