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The Henry Ford, Dearborn

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The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor museum complex featuring historical Americana. It is named after its founder, the automobile industrialist Henry Ford, who, in his own words, wanted to produce a record of "American life as lived." See John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, a Wright flyer replica, the chair President Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, the Rosa Parks bus, and more. Outside you can explore the Greenfield Village: over 100 historical buildings were moved here and arranged in a village setting to show how Americans have lived and worked since the founding of the country. Watch a craft demonstration, such as pottery or glassblowing. It is a good idea to buy tickets for the on-site IMAX theater in advance. For The Henry Ford and beyond, use our Dearborn vacation builder to get the most from your Dearborn vacation.
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  • We visited Greenfield Village, the museum and the Ford assembly plant. We enjoyed everything in the two days we spent there.  more »
  • The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village may be one of the finest historical exhibits in the U.S. The museum has everything from replicas of the Wright Brothers plane to the Kennedy Presidential Limo and...  more »
  • Highly recommended. From the Rosa Parks bus to the amazing Alleghenies 1601 you and your kids will be engaged. Lots of cars and planes. Kennedy limo! Some food options available but limited. Seriously...  more »
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  • There's a common phrase that's states "if you don't learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it." I never took any stock in it. Society builds upon the success and failures of the previous generation; and this Museum commemorates our history of innovation in our country. This place is a beautifully curated museum with great displays, such as a fleet of vehicles from cars to planes. Greenfield Village is also a must. Be sure to check out the crafts section, where they show you how tin is pieced together and glass is blown. If you are an older lady or gentleman that worked in the early days of computing, take a look at the fabric weaving site...might find something familiar! 😉
  • The Museum, assembly plant and Greenfield village is a two day adventure. We took the Ford Rouge Assembly plant tour. It was an amazing sight to see so many moving parts. We did not watch the two films to save time. There was also a number of vehicles on display. Check the departure times from the museum. Back at the Museum, we stopped and had a meal at the Diner. It was good and the interior woodwork was historical. The car collection was stellar. A lot of nicely restored vehicles. The was a 1948 Tucker. WOW! Even the first bone shaker school bus. Enjoyed seeing the Presidential Limousines, The Rosa Parks buss and the Ford Tri-motor aircraft. Overall, very clean and well kept. We plan to get to Greenfield Village tomorrow. Looking forward to a ride in a model T
  • Great museum experience with friendly staff. The cost is a bit high if you want to visit the museum and the farm (approx. $25+ for each), hence my 4-star review. The museum is inside Henry Ford, Jr.'s mansion and the farm is adjacent to that. There are some incredible displays inside and they run the gambit from trains, farm equipment to cars and RVs. The farm has a farmer's market on-site in addition to good-sized crops to see, Tesla's lab/factory, Henry Ford's soybean distillery, and a lot of other neat things. Absolutely worth a visit!
  • Friendly staff, great atmosphere, plenty of places to eat and the best Frozen Custard North of Downriver. So many things to see and do here, you won't be able to do everything in just one visit. But definitely ask about the highlights if you're only coming once. Step back in history and learn something amazing and new today!
  • We enjoyed all of the exhibits. There is a wide variety of things to see. Staff is very friendly. Facility is very clean. There are a number of meal options. Parking was easy to get on and out. My son and I had a wonderful time together exploring and learning new things.