MotorCities National Heritage Area, in partnership with the Henry Ford Heritage Association, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to announce the launch of the Henry Ford Driving & Audio Tours as part of the Henry Ford 150 celebration. Spanning three years from 2013-2015, this celebration focuses on the unique contributions and legacy of Henry Ford.
The tours are part of the Two-Nation Vacation Destination marketing strategy helping to recognize Detroit’s and Windsor Essex’s enduring relationship through a strong, proud and much celebrated automotive heritage.
Be a part of this unprecedented behind-the-wheel journey where you will learn about “The Life and Times of Henry” through Metro Detroit, Michigan and “The Birthplace of the Canadian Automobile” in Windsor Essex, Ontario. Explore the accomplishments of Henry Ford from his humble beginnings to his grand experiments and his resting place. The tour celebrates his legacy and provides context to automotive enthusiasts and historians alike. While visiting each site, one can experience an enhanced educational and interactive tour, powered by OnCell, providing an easily-accessible audio-guided tour of U.S. sites.
It’s time to rev up your engine and get ready to experience the sights and relive the stories responsible for igniting one of our country’s economic powerhouse industries. Today, the Ford City neighborhood of Windsor, Ontario invites you to enjoy its colorful historic murals and discover its history with a self-guided Ford City Walking Tour.