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The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

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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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  • The Henry Ford offers the Imax Theatre, the museum, Greenfield Village, and Ford Rouge Factory Tour. If you take Southfield Road, it turns into Southfield Freeway and you can take the Rotunda Drive ex...  more »
  • The museum is great with a huge amount of history in it from the beginning to today! My only complaint was it was a tad difficult to navigate considering stuff was everywhere. We took our 3 month old ...  more »
  • This is an interesting place. However it is quite pricey especially if there are several members in the family. There are both an inside and outside attractions. 
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  • The Henry Ford Museum is a MUST SEE! If you live within 50 miles of this place and haven't seen it, then shame on you! It has so many great exhibits. The collection of trains inside blew me away. The big Allegheny steam locomotive is so big it has to be seen to be believed. The presidential limousines are amazing as are the classic muscle cars, hotrods and antique cars that are so much of our history in this country. There are airplanes, and huge generators and just so much more to see. I've been 3 times now and still have more to see. There is also the big screen theater, Greenfield village and the Rouge truck plant tour, not to mention the annual Maker Faire! Simply Outstanding!
  • This was a fabulous museum with so much to see. I spent a whole day there and could have spent more. The items on display were very well presented and varied with good descriptions. I enjoyed my time there and would go back again if I had the opportunity.
  • One of my favorite museums of all time! It covers history, science, aviation, pop culture and much much more. The presidential car collection is wonderful. Of course the one that stand out is Kennedy's. Yes, the actual car he was in at the time he was assassinated. Sad but you get to be face to face with that moment in history. I also enjoy the Industrial Revolution section highlighting the ingenuity of human engineering.
  • 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!
  • The was the third time I have visited Greenfield village and I am hard pressed to be disappointed. The grounds are quite large offering living exhibits that guests play a much larger part in when compared to the usual history museum atmosphere and are often only a few feet from guests and unprotected by the sterile feel of plexiglass not 100% of the time but a very large portion of the grounds. The staff are always quite versed on the subject they are talking about and not only are polite but interact with guests directly answering questions when they arise. The available eats are few and far between being limited to only a couple options however I was quite pleased with the options offered, although pricey for cafeteria style affair much more affordable than comparable activities and the quality of the food was above board.