Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

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  • Easy way to spend a couple of hours in the midtown area. Very interesting look at the Detroit area and the different ideas and businesses that have evolved in the area. Right across from the DIA and o...  more »
  • My husband and I took our first trip to the Detroit Historical Museum today and I am so glad that we did. We started in the basement, walking down the streets of 1840's, 1870's and early 1900's Detroi...  more »
  • The Detroit Historical Museum is one of the best museums without an enterance fee I have ever visited! The exhibits are very well curated and informative. They gave me a much greater appreciation for ...  more »
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  • What a wonderful place, and for free! It shows the history of Detroit from the the beginning to today, covering all aspects of life: stores, homes, culture, industry, sports, political. It takes about two two four hours, depending on your pace. For comparison, the Field Museum in Chicago takes easily a day, the Ford Museum one afternoon.
  • From out of town, amazed by this FREE museum. Great place to spend a few hours. Institute of Art is across the street and many good places to eat and drink nearby.
  • Can't beat free admission. Very cool exhibits both permanent and rotating. Love coming here once in a while: always find something new.
  • I can't believe this wonderful museum is for FREE visit! I had a 4-hours stay while originally 2 hours were planned. The best place for your to start your visit in Detroit, there are so many breathtaking displays to show you the once prosperous Detroit--- a motor and musical city.
  • Admission is free, but parking has a modest fee. Wanna know about D-Town's history? Come here for a juicy lesson. This museum is great for the hungry mind, harboring artifacts and exhibits for and from Detroit's past. Like chunks from old tiger stadium, a full-scale functioning replica of a car assembly line, old vehicle models, and much more. My favorite section by far are the streets of Detroit located in the lower level. Check out it!

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