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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Bought tickets for all 3 areas for one day-the Rouge Factory Tour, Museum and Greenfield Village. Walked about 6-7 miles all day, but it was FABULOUS!!! Absolutely enjoyed everything about the... more »
We love this museum so much that we convinced friends to visit with us. It’s so great and so many of us from the south haven’t even heard of it! Trying to spread the word. This was my 5th visit... more »
They have everything. If it is your first time, I recommend both the museum and Greenfield Village. The village has restaurants and cafes for lunch. If you want the experience of dining in the 1800s, I recommend the Eagle Cafe, its pricey but worth it. They offer rides in the Ford Model T, the train, and some horse and buggies. Kids 4 and under are free :) Its a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy the historic houses. They also have a few shops you can buy old fashioned candies and hats and aprons. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the different histories. Definitely get a map before going in!
The Ford Museum, Factory and Village An incredible experience. We spent the entire day and didn’t see everything. The exhibits are vast and incredibly well done. I couldn’t believe the cars, trains, carriages, clocks, furniture-the list goes on. Seeing the assembly line in progress was very interesting-I’d love to know more on the logistics side. The staff is helpful and informative. Don’t miss Lincoln’s chair, Kennedy’s car, Rosa Park’s bus and the Edison light exhibit.
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