Historic Tours

Whether you have a tour guide or you’re doing it yourself, tours are a great way to learn. Tours are expertly crafted to showcase exactly what you need to know. These organizations and events have already done all the heavy work, so all you need to do is take part and learn!


Visit the W.K. Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners and W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta this fall to step into their history of conservation, philanthropy, and nature. Schedule a group tour of the Bird Sanctuary or take a self-guided Historical Walking Tour. At the Manor House, enjoy a self-guided or docent-guided tour of W.K. Kellogg’s magnificent summer home and estate. Go back in time as you walk through the threshold of the beautifully restored Manor House, constructed in 1926.

The Michilimackinac Historical Society focuses on the Michilimackinac region, which is the area around the Straits of Mackinac. The historical society operates the Fort de Buade Museum, which houses a collection of over 3,500 artifacts that tell the story of the area.

The Marshall Candlelight Walk is a guided walking tour of five historic houses decorated for the holiday season on December 8th and 9th. Participants travel in groups of 25 and visit each of the homes on the tour. This popular event will fill up fast, so make sure you purchase your tickets early!

Visit Amway’s world headquarters Ada to learn about a global company that started in the area over 50 years ago. The welcome center has more than 24 interactive exhibits and 160 videos to tell the story of Amway in an informative and exciting way. From the early beginnings of co-founders Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel to the celebration of their 50th anniversary, experience the history of Amway with a visit to the welcome center.