Directions & Parking

We’re glad you’re trying to find us! This page should make it easier. And parking for Mariners’ is free. Mariners’ Church, 170 E. Jefferson Detroit, MI 48226

From all area highways, head toward Downtown Detroit – you may follow Tunnel to Canada signs, which will lead to Jefferson Ave. (If coming from Canada, follow Tunnel to USA signs.)

You will see Mariners Church next to (west of) the Renaissance Center. Less than a block west of Mariners, at Woodward, is the entrance ramp to the Ford Auditorium underground parking garage.

Here are some more detailed, printable directions; scroll past them to find maps.

Coming from the west on I-94/Lodge Freeway (M-10):

If coming from I-94, take Lodge Fwy S; go under Cobo Hall (do not exit)

  1. Lodge Freeway (M-10) becomes Jefferson; stay in the left lane.
  2. Go through the Woodward intersection (with the Joe Louis fist statue) and veer left into the median strip of Jefferson.
  3. Go down the entrance ramp into the Ford Auditorium Underground Parking Garage.
  4. The door to Mariners’ Church (up one level) is at the far right corner of the garage when coming from the vehicle entrance.

Coming from the North on I-75/I-375:

  1. Keep left to take I-375 S/Walter P Chrysler Fwy via EXIT 51C toward Civic Center.
  2. I-375 S/Walter P Chrysler Fwy becomes Jefferson W/Civic Center.
    Stay in the left lane and go past the Renaissance Center.
  3. Just before Woodward (with the Joe Louis fist statue), make a leftward U-turn into the median strip of Jefferson.
    If you reach M-1 N (Woodward) you’ve gone a little too far
  4. Drive down the entrance ramp into the Ford Auditorium Underground Parking Garage.
  5. The door to Mariners’ Church (up one level) is at the far right corner of the garage when coming from the vehicle entrance.

Coming from the North on Woodward Ave. (M-1):

  1. Remain in the left lane of Woodward until it dead-ends into Jefferson.
  2. Cross the intersection (with the Joe Louis fist statue) and turn left into the left lane of Jefferson, then veer left into the median strip of Jefferson.
  3. Go down the entrance ramp into the Ford Auditorium Underground Parking Garage.
  4. The door to Mariners’ Church (up one level) is at the far right corner of the garage when coming from the vehicle entrance.

Coming from the South through the Windsor Tunnel:

  1. Exit the tunnel onto Randolf Street.
  2. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Jefferson and stay in the left lane.
  3. At the first turn-around, make a left U-turn and stay in the left lane.
  4. Just before Woodward (with the Joe Louis fist statue), make another leftward U-turn into the median strip.
    If you reach M-1 N (Woodward) you’ve gone a little too far
  5. Drive down the entrance ramp into the Ford Auditorium Underground Parking Garage.
  6. The door to Mariners’ Church (up one level) is at the far right corner of the garage when coming from the vehicle entrance.

Free Parking

The attendant can direct you to the far corner of the secured garage, where Mariners’ doors are just a few steps away. Be sure to get a free parking validation card inside the church.

Mariners' Church Map - Downtown Detroit

Satellite View of above map

FYI, if you miss the underground parking at Woodward the first time you drive by, don’t make your U-turn in the Windsor Tunnel Entrance or you’ll be singing “O Canada” before you know it!

Really, it’s easy to find us; and the free garage parking makes it very convenient. See you soon!

Maps

Street map to Mariners’ Church of Detroit:

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