DETROIT (WWJ) – Antiques Roadshow will be kicking off their 2013 tour in Detroit — the show’s first stop in the Motor City since an episode that first aired in 1997.

The show, in its 18th season, will be visiting eight cities in America where some of the country’s top experts offer free evaluations of antiques and collectibles — revealing the often-surprising history and value of these items. It will be a 35 episode season, which airs on PBS.

“We’ve expanded to include two additional stops, which means meeting an additional 10,000 guests this summer. With an eight-city tour we’ll be treated to even more discoveries of America’s stories,” executive producer Marsha Bemko said in a statement.

There are details that still need to be worked out, such as where the show will film in Detroit, but tickets are now available.

Admission to Antiques Roadshow events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules are available at or by calling 1-888-762-3749.

A limited number of ticket recipients will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Ticket holders are invited to bring two items for a free verbal approximation of value by experts from the world’s leading auction houses, independent appraisers, auctioneers and dealers. All ticket holders are guaranteed an appraisal.

Antiques Roadshow’s 2013 stops and dates include:

  • Detroit, Michigan – June 1
  • Jacksonville, Florida – June 8
  • Anaheim, California – June 22
  • Boise, Idaho – June 29
  • Knoxville, Tennessee – July 13
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana – July 27
  • Kansas City, Missouri – August 10
  • Richmond, Virginia – August 17