TRIP IDEA

Trip Idea: A day in Eastern Market Historic District 

Exterior of brick building.
Topic(s) Arts, Scenic Views
Activities Arts and Culture, Hiking

Photo of exterior of brick building.
Eastern Market

Photo by Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=85140980

The content for this Trip Idea was researched and written by Jade Ryerson, an intern with the Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education.

Discover the commercial history of Eastern Market Historic District. Located a few blocks outside of downtown Detroit, the Eastern Market became an ideal place for a public market. Share in the century-long commercial tradition by visiting the Eastern Market today. The Eastern Market Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Note: The market is closed on certain days of the week. Please reference Eastern Market’s website for details.

Things to Do
    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: Yes
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    Colorful building on brick building.

    See how artists make their mark and explore Detroit’s public art hub.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: Yes
    • Duration: 30–60 Minutes
    Photo of people outside row of restaurants.

    Grab a bite to eat in Detroit’s historic commercial quarters.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: Yes
    • Duration: 1–3 Hours
    Man playing guitar at open market.

    Visit the hundreds of local vendors and retailers in America’s largest historic public market district.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hiking
    • Pets: Yes
    • Duration: 2–3 Hours
    Underpass with murals.

    Cut through the Dequindre Cut from the Eastern Market to the Riverfront.

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Last updated: October 5, 2020