Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

4.7
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The Detroit Historical Museum is the only museum dedicated to chronicling our region’s history. Permanent exhibits include the Streets of Old Detroit, Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. Changing exhibits rotate throughout the year in spaces including our Booth-Wilkinson Gallery, Community Gallery and Automotive Showplace.

Visit http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/exhibitions for a full list of current exhibitions.
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  • This is a great way to learn about the people and businesses of Detroit that have had world wide influence. From pharmaceuticals to retail to music, Detroit is so much more than the car industry. We f...  more »
  • You can't go wrong here in this little jewel of a museum in the city across the the DIA and Library. It is a wonderful spot to share a bit of history and old fashioned streets of Detroit in the lower ...  more »
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  • This place is awesome. It features some really cool exhibits on Detroit's history, everything from a real-life recreation of a street long ago, to a functioning automobile body drop from the old Clark Street Cadillac plant. There is also an interactive model train display in the basement. On some weekends, they also screen documentary films about the city's history. And best of all, admission is free! All the standard exhibits, changing exhibits, and documentaries can be accessed and viewed free of charge. This is truly Detroit's most underrated attraction, a must-see for anyone visiting the area.
  • This museum does an excellent job telling the story of our city. When I was a kid, I especially enjoyed the basement, the old streets of Detroit. Decades later, the kid in me still needs to visit them every year, along with the fun exhibits (both permanent and temporary) on the floors above. It'll never be Detroit's most visited attraction, but if you're reading reviews you're already interested enough that you have to go.

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