Past Event

Walking Tour: Romantic Life at U of M

May. 25, 2024

Saturday / 2:30 PM

Event Details

The Romantic Life at U of M Walking Tour takes you through some of the beautiful and notable portions of the Nichols Arboretum starting at the Peony Garden, as well as a few of the dorms surrounding the Detroit Observatory, where the tour ends. While you learn about the history surrounding these spots, you will also get to hear some stories of the romantic lives of some of our faculty, students, and alumni, as well as some other historical facts about events and lives here at the University of Michigan campus, with an accompanying slideshow filled with photos, scrapbook pages, and letters found here:


The tour is about 1.5 hours long with a total of a 1.3 mile walk. It should be noted that a portion of the walking tour has a steep hill, though there are stairs at the steepest section. Please also prepare for the weather, as it can be very hot or rainy during tours.


The starting point will be outside the Peony Garden entrance, at the Burnham House located at 1610 Washington Hts Ann Arbor, MI 48109.


Parking is available along the street on Washington Hts, in the Palmer Drive Parking Garage, or up off of Observatory St near Forest Hill Cemetery. The observatory is within 2 blocks of multiple city and campus bus stops.

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