Ann Arbor, Michigan is a magical town. I may be biased since I was born and raised there, but truly it is the quintessential adorable Midwest town. Growing up in A2 there was no shortage of creative things to explore. One of my favorite things about Ann Arbor is the magical Fairy Doors! I had a chance to track down the remaining fairy doors when I was in A2 last week and today I’m sharing the location of these magical doors.
The Ann Arbor Fairy Doors started making their appearance in 1993, you can read more about the history here. As the city changes the doors appear and vanish. Of the original ten public fairy doors, currently there are six that still exist. The location of these doors are:
- Peaceable Kingdom [210 South Main Street]
- Red Shoes [332 South Ashley]
- Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea [123 West Washington]
- Michigan Theater [603 East Liberty Street]
- Ann Arbor District Library [343 South Fifth Avenue]
- Nicola’s Books [2513 Jackson Ave]
The doors at Selo-Shevel Gallery [301 S Main St] no longer exist since the gallery is no longer in business. Currently Shinola is located in the space. I was thrilled to see that through the store window, from Liberty St, there is a small fairy door with a Shinola clock at the top that can be seen. When I was in town The Ark [316 South Main St] was under construction, therefore I wasn’t able to confirm if the ticket booth fairy doors still exist. Additional fairy doors can be found throughout the city at these locations:
- Edward Jones [123 N Ashley St]
- Bank of Ann Arbor [125 S 5th Ave]
- Washtenaw Dairy [602 S Ashley St]
- Mott’s Children’s Hospital Lobby [1540 E Hospital Drive]
Also, let’s not forget the infamous Goblin door located on [304 S Main St] as pictured below!
Have you discovered the Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor?