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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 travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dearborn holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Henry Ford and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This place has so many things to do that you need a few days! It has Rosa Parks’ bus, the Wright brothers’ plane, the oldest steam power generator in the US, and several presidential limos (including ...  more »
  • My boss recommended the Henry Ford and we almost didn't go. I'd never heard of it and that would have been a huge mistake. We made it a two day event--the factory where they make F-150s (it is unbelie...  more »
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  • One of the best place to visit in MI Lot and lots of Historical things are here. President's car and other ford cars make us more interesting to spend time. Including the space for children's science related activities keeps us more engaged. Quality spent time spent over there. Factory tour is must to visit. Nice to see the Ford F150 build over there and the simulation movie room is simply amazing
  • So much more than cars! With the name of The Henry Ford I expected only cars, but was pleasantly surprised with all of the history contained there. The bus that Rosa Parks made famous, the chair where Lincoln was shot and much more. I spent about 3 hours there and saw most of the displays. Will need to go back for the rides and the outside attractions once they are open in April. Definitely worth getting the membership.

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