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Henry Ford Museum

History Museum
The Henry Ford, Dearborn
  • Ranked #2 for history museums in Dearborn
  • Ida M.
    "Awesome time at Makers Faire!"(5 Tips)
    Roopam S.
    "The 3d movies in the factory tour are awesome!"(6 Tips)
    Kimberly P.
    "Everything such great history, Rosa Parks Bus,Lincoln ' s chair,"(4 Tips)
    Tristan J.
    "You can always lunch at the Weinermobile Café!"(4 Tips)
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  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronOctober 7, 2013
    Has to be one of the most involved biggest museums ever. Besides cars it had whole bunch of history. You need 2 trips to finish it. The gift shop was cool. So many exhibits def a must do. Loved it
  • Jen
    JenFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a fun place to spend a day, with so many things to see and do! Don't forget to check out the gallery space for traveling and limited time exhibits!
  • Maureen K.
    Maureen KavanaughOctober 15, 2013
    The BEST part of our vacation. Pricey, but if you stay in the main building, $56 for a family of 3 + parking. You could easily spend 6+ hours roaming around. In the long run, good bang for the buck.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SpedoskeMay 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Must-see. A unique, fun, & very worthwhile place. The recently refurbished Driving America exhibit is awesome. Check out the Dymaxion House for something quirky.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MortensenAugust 31, 2016
    Best museum ever! It's not a Ford museum, but an American history museum. Fantastic variety of original pieces of history.
  • Inan B.
    Inan BegicSeptember 30, 2016
    If you're an early bird, make sure to get the chocolate carrot muffin at Lamy's Diner, which is located inside the museum.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzAugust 24, 2016
    An absolute must! Do a factory tour as well- F150 assembly line is simply mesmerizing! Museum has the largest collection of retro cars, engines etc. plan 2-3 hours to see everything
  • Randy T.
    Randy TateJune 26, 2016
    Lots of automotive memorabilia, locomotives, presidential limousines. Neat exhibits dedicated to inventors and innovation. Take the time to explore this fascinating museum.
  • David P.
    David PatrickDecember 15, 2016
    A great place for any age for old to remember and young to experience history of all types. Great venue.
  • Tristan J.
    Tristan JutrasJune 25, 2013
    Amazing collection of technology (and a bit of culture) from the Industrial Revolution onward. Give yourself the better part of a day to soak it all in. You can always lunch at the Weinermobile Café!
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RovigNovember 11, 2017
    Be sure to see the Rosa Parks bus and take the Ford factory tour. Vets be sure to go on Veteran’s Day weekend, as you and your family get free admission to Henry Ford and the Village.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 12, 2014
    Great much to see! The wienermobile is there. The IMAX theater is awesome.
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJune 4, 2015
    Best museum of all over the place, renewed on 2012 the car collection is astounding. Tip: go car exhibition first then the rest. Is quicker.
  • Harvey T.
    Harvey TomNovember 14, 2015
    Great place for the family to visit. Also, Green Field Village is right next door so it's a great place to spend the day.
  • George G.
    George Gligor2 days ago
    Such a gem of a museum!The best thing: food is allowed while walking aroundFavorite exhibit: The engines room, super unique!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncMarch 2, 2012
    Did you know? Henry Ford began his collection in the 1910s. He focused on common objects used in everyday life because he thought history focused too much on wars and politics. Read more
  • Brenda B.
    Brenda BuiskoolFebruary 8, 2016
    As a member, i make many trips throughout the year to events at The Ford and Greenfield Village on same property. Always top notch,incl factory.
  • Denise S.
    Denise SonnenbergNovember 27, 2013
    Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum are my among favorite places in Michigan. Love Edison's lab and the boarding house brought in from their original location.
  • Jeff
    JeffJune 13, 2015
    If you go to the "Made in America - Power" section, there's a display case with some strange artifacts, including Edison's Last Breath and a death mask of Tesla.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisonJanuary 3, 2013
    Go early to the Lego exhibit so you don't have to wait in line build at the end
  • Scott D.
    Scott DunhamApril 22, 2010
    My boys love the Ford! Every trip, they make a beeline for the trains and airplanes. They always want to eat at the Michigan Cafe- great food. And don't miss the Rouge Plant tour.
  • MaryEllen C.
    MaryEllen ColemanNovember 21, 2016
    Plan to spend an entire day here! And splurge on the docent tour: it's well worth it.
  • Breanne G.
    Breanne GreenApril 9, 2012
    They have a "Macy's 2nd Mondays" event here for kids under 5. It is fun! They have a different event every month. If you are looking for something to shake it up Read more
  • Casey G.
    Casey GardnerAugust 12, 2010
    Have lunch @ the Weiner Dog Cafe - then have your picture made in front of the original weinermobile or make a mold to take home with you. Can even buy a toy weinermobile in the gift shop next to cafe
  • Audrey U.
    Audrey UlshJanuary 20, 2014
    Make sure to check out the Mold-O-Rama machines scattered around. Make your own souvenir!
  • John V.
    John Van DuzerApril 11, 2015
    Interesting stuff if you like industrial history. The displays change, they only display a very small part of their stock at a time.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WAugust 5, 2016
    The Maker Faire was running at the time we were there. So much history, and great trains.
  • Chuck G.
    Chuck GriffithsMay 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Membership is a great value and DFCU has an excellent coupon online for a discount.
  • Alec C.
    Alec CormackNovember 24, 2017
    Surprised me with the range of exhibits- it’s not just about cars.
  • Raquel C.
    Raquel Cantero AlfaroMarch 28, 2016
    Once a life! There's a complete museum not only about cars! History of civil rights, women vote and so on
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 27, 2013
    Be sure to check out the Model T that is on display... they take it apart each day and allow visitors to put it back together!
  • Yessenia I.
    Yessenia IniguezFebruary 19, 2016
    The antiques were beautiful there and so was the little theatre for Black History Month 👌
  • Mark M.
    Mark Miller (JRDN)April 2, 2013
    One of my absolute favorite places as a kid & still today. Now I take my OWN field-trips and re-explore history.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CoxApril 27, 2013
    If you like morbid things (and who doesn't?) you will be please to know the chair Lincoln died in is here.
  • Neil Y.
    Neil YaremchukJanuary 18, 2011
    Good time to go is around 1:30pm. The school field trips have cleared out and you have the museum to your self.
  • Crystal
    CrystalNovember 22, 2015
    Everything is awesome. Plan to spend time and enjoy the past.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FishmanAugust 21, 2014
    Kind if Wally World approach here a 1/2 hr early. Grandpa Lenny would be proud
  • Simone W.
    Simone WoodFebruary 26
    I love learning about each and every exhibit
  • Erin B.
    Erin BrodhagenJanuary 22, 2016
    Another great place of history!!! Something for every history lover in here...from presidential limos to classic Ford cars to the Weinermobile :-):-):-):-)
  • Jenda
    JendaSeptember 10, 2015
    It gets super crowded here on weekends. Go early and budget at least 4-5 hours for browsing.
  • Mary W.
    Mary W.March 15, 2011
    While Autos in American Life is getting a facelift, check out the Dymaxion House, the Highland Park engines, and the Rosa Parks Bus. You still need more than a day to see all the awesome!
  • Barbara B.
    Was perfect!! I love this museum so much!
  • Johnie T.
    Johnie ThomasDecember 31, 2011
    Though an inspiration if you attempt to act on that inspiration as an MBE you might see the true colors of its superstructure....aka Black Knight
  • Chi Psi Fraternity
    Chi Psi FraternityJune 28, 2011
    The Henry Ford Museum is one of the best American History museums in the US, a favorite of many Chi Psi Brothers.
  • Karma O.
    Karma OviquioJuly 27, 2013
    Much to see and do here! Wear comfortable shoes and pack a picnic basket for your trunk!
  • Bunni
    BunniOctober 7, 2013
    Free admission through Bank of America on every 1st full weekend of the month. Just show your card Read more
  • Linda B.
    Linda BrazierFebruary 17, 2013
    We have been a member for almost 18 yrs now love this place
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PachyJuly 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything such great history, Rosa Parks Bus,Lincoln ' s chair,
  • Roopam S.
    Roopam SinghMarch 25, 2013
    The 3d movies in the factory tour are awesome!
  • frank s.
    frank succurroAugust 15, 2011
    have been a member for 5 years now. we go every weekend!! love this place!!
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