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The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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The Henry Ford Museum 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 Museum and beyond, use our Dearborn vacation builder to get the most from your Dearborn vacation.
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  • So there are 4 options at The Henry Ford and you can buy a single sight, two at by one get one half off ($29.50), all day pass ($50) or annual pass. I did not see the Village, I saw the museum and For...  read more »
  • Awesome place to visit. Had an amazing array of items on display, from all sorts of cars to trains, planes, steam engines and farm equipment. Very educational. 
  • Visited the Henry Ford while on a road trip. Was not prepared for the extent of the experience. We only had an afternoon so we opted for the museum. It was an amazing collection of historically signif...  read more »
  • By far the BEST museum I have ever been to as far as providing a thoughtful, and creative interactive experience to all visitors (inclusive of all ages)! I could spend whole days here, there is SO much variety! Awesome content, but also incredible presentation of all the details. You can see artisans at work, ride in old model-T cars, take the train, build things, use steam power in active mini workshops. . . It's just awesome! I've been to most major museums in NYC, Boston, D. C., and Paris. . . But this is still my favorite as far as fully engaging experiences go!
  • Wow. This place is absolutely amazing. I have been here twice; once for a regular weekend, and then for the Detroit Makers Fair. There is so much to see it's hard to do it all in one day and still appreciate it. There is a diner inside with good food, the rest rooms are clean and spacious, and there is a gorgeous gift shop. However, the gift shop prices are very high. No matter who you are I feel like there is something here you can enjoy: Working steam engines (powered by compressed air), trains, pop culture history, farming, cars of course, and so much more. It's truly a local treasure.
  • The Henry Ford Museum is absolutely phenomenal! It houses some very rare and interesting old cars along with many interesting, old items. The Greenfield Village is also something to go visit. It's fascinating to see the processes of how things were made over 150 years ago. They've got glass blowing, a tin smith, pottery, and much more! The village is also filled with old houses from the era. Most of the houses belonged to famous people (like the Write Brothers). All in all, it's a really fantastic spot to visit.
  • Went here for a work event. This place is mesmerizing, Not only are there a plethora of card but so many different exhibits and cool artifacts such as Lincoln's chair, Rosa Parks bus, JFK limo. A must see in the Detroit metro area.
  • OMG...this place is incredible! It is an easy 2-3 full days of stuff to see. We did the Full Access is the best bang for the dollar. I want to come back. The tour of the assembly plant was AWESOME! I took my 11 year old niece on the tour...she said "I have a new respect for cars" it was the best experience!
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