We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124-4088
313 271 1620
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Dearborn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Factory Tours
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords... more » Owner description: Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Write a Review

1,313 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,066
    207
    26
    8
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Glendale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour - more than we expected. A must for anyone visiting tis area! Great facility with interesting things to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you're into history, this is the place to go while visiting Dearborn, MI. A little bit for every taste of modern history buffs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Hundreds of years of American history all on one huge floor. We were there for 6 hours and didn't see everything. Lots of friendly guides who enjoyed sharing their knowledge of history. Be prepared to walk a lot but there are many places to sit down. Cafeterias are both ends of the museum. World's largest locomotive, all sorts of cars... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bedford, New Hampshire
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The museum has a wide array of different types of items on display. There is a great car collection, of course. The presidential cars include the one JFK was shot in. There are trains, including a large locomotive you can climb up in and play with the controls. There is jewelry, clocks, american history, farm machinery, aircraft, and rotating exhibits... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife was dreading this until she saw what was there. I liked the presidential cars and the trains the best. There are a wide selection of cars, farm equipment, furniture (including the chair that Lincoln was shot in!) and fascinating displays. Allow a full day to see it all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fremont, Michigan
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I, along with our daughter and young two grandsons, recently visited both the Village and the Museum. We had not been there since our daughter was young. We all had a wonderful time. The boys really liked interactive screens.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While in Detroit for a wedding, my husband and son wanted to tour this museum. I was reluctant because I thought it would just be a bunch of cars. I was pleasingly surprised. It not only had cars, it had planes, trains, buses, and historical events through time in the US. They have a Civil Rights section that houses the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When of my favorite museums, second only to the Smithsonian. The displays are spotless and the floor space immense. Well worth the drive and price. It features a display of furniture throughout the years. A well-laid out floor plan. A must see!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macomb, Michigan
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you're from the area, you've probably lost count of how many times you've been here. But that's what I love about this place. I've grown up coming to the Henry Ford, and the Greenfield Village, yet somehow every time I visit, it seems brand new. It's a fun place to learn about our past, our future, and everything in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best museums we've ever visited. There is so much to see and learn about, from the Rosa Parks bus and presidential limos to the DC-3 airplane and the Allegheny locomotive. This museum captures a huge swath of American history and culture while being fun and educational for the whole family.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Henry Ford also viewed

 

Been to The Henry Ford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Henry Ford, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing