Step back in time at Marshall's 48th annual Historic Home Tour

It’s been called the “grand daddy” of Midwest Home Tours. And if you’ve never visited Marshall, this year’s 48th Annual Historic Home Tour Sept. 10 and 11 would be a great introduction to the city’s gracious homes, tree-lined streets homes and southern Michigan hospitality. Marshall is located off I-94 near Battle Creek.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, showcases seven historic private homes, an equal number of museums about diverse topics such as magic and gasoline; an old-fashioned hardware store, a governor’s mansion and an historic church.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of tour and are good for both days.

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Susan R. Pollack
Globetrotting journalist and former Detroit News staff writer Susan R. Pollack has covered travel since 1985, visiting scores of countries on five continents, 49 states, six Canadian provinces and hundreds of cities, islands and outposts along the way. From Alaska, the Galapagos and New Zealand to South Africa, Thailand and Wales, she has suffered the occasional lost luggage, jetlag and Montezuma’s revenge but still delights in sharing travel adventures with readers. In addition to The Detroit News, her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in major newspapers including the Dallas News, Toronto Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Chicago Sun Times; and magazines including Delta Sky, Midwest Living, Long Weekends, Experience Michigan, Jetsetter, Home & Away, Hour Detroit, Prevue Meetings and Group Tour. She has contributed to several books including "Rand McNally 2008 Ultimate NASCAR Road Trip Guide," and is the copy editor for She also has written for websites including and