800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Photo by Richard T. James, Jr.

10# – The Point of Campus Martius

This free audio guide tells the story of how local eccentric, Augustus Woodward, designed Campus Martius back in 1806. It is meant to be listened to on-location, not online!
5:36 minutes

Tour Starting Point – Once at Campus Martius Park, find something called ‘The Point of Origin.’ Look for a compass laid into the ground. It’s located between the fountain and the bistro.

To listen on location with a Smart phone, grab your headphones and go to the tour starting point. Once there, pull up this webpage on your phone, and press the orange play button above.  To listen on location without a Smart phone, go to the tour starting point and call (313) 483 – 4095 on a regular cell phone. Then enter 10# to access the free audio guide, “The Point of Campus Martius.”

11# – Campus Martius Transformed

This free audio guide tells the story of how this spot in downtown Detroit has changed since it was first created in 1806. It is meant to be listened to on-location, not online!
5:24 minutes

Tour starting point – Once at Campus Martius Park, find the Soldiers & Sailors monument, which is the large, tiered statue of eagles, soldiers and women located at the South entrance to the park. Go around to the part that faces the sidewalk to find where the monument reads, “Campus Martius Park, July 4, 1867.”

To listen on location with a Smart phone, grab your headphones and go to the tour starting point. Once there, pull up this webpage on your phone, and press the orange play button above. To listen on location without a Smart phone, go to the tour starting point and call (313) 483 – 4095 on a regular cell phone. Then enter 11# to access the free audio guide, “Campus Martius Transformed.”

Directions

For directions to Campus Martius Park click here.

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