This rare opportunity to see Beth Olem Cemetery, located on the grounds of GM’s Poletown Plant and only open to the public twice per year, is a chance to explore one of the city’s most historic burial sites. We will also visit the Frederick Olmstead designed Elmwood Cemetery. Olmstead chose to create a park-like setting that could be not only a place of mourning, but also inspiration, a gathering place for the community. Not only is this beautiful cemetery the final resting place of some of Detroit’s most historic Jewish leaders, it is also site of the historic Civil War-era Bloody Run battle. And, here’s a piece of trivia: the Elmwood Cemetery is the only place where Detroit’s original topography, hills and all, is left intact.
Tour will go as planned, rain or shine. Please wear comfortable, flat shoes.