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The Henry Ford

Address: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124-4088
Phone Number: 313 271 1620
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Dearborn
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Factory Tours, Specialty Museums, Museums
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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Factory Tours, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This museum is very nice. Really great auto history. A little overpriced but worthwhile. Set up very nicely so you could see the exhibits. Also very friendly staff.

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great American history! Easy to get to from Monroe MI. Well worththe visit! We like the museum as much or better than the village, but the village is great too.

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Calgary, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I visited the Museum with a couple of friends and we all were very impressed with the variety of subjects covered. We could only spend a few hours and I'm sure you could spend the entire day and that does not include visiting Greenfield Village. I am very interested in cars but The Henry Ford is so much more. The... More 

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Seattle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Much more than Ford cars! I'm coming back in the summer and bringing the kids. The planes, trains, automobiles, Rosa Parks' bus, steam powered generators and tractors, Independence display, Presidential cars, and Greenfield village (acres and acres) really should be seen by kids. I was fascinated and the staff is superb. I was so glad I made time in my... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Large museum displaying much more than cars. My favorite was the actual bus in which Rosa Parks made her historic stand --- you can sit inside the bus and listen to Park's tell her story. A family could spend the day here.

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Brandon, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Cars, trains, airplanes, busses, and even football and Lincoln's chair form Ford's Theater. Reasonably priced, and took about 4 hours to go through the main museum. Very educational. Best part were the stage coaches, locomotives, and Presidential Limos from Reagan, Kennedy (yes, that one), Eisenhower, both and both Roosevelts...

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Redford, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We ran out of time, visiting this place. They're open 9:30am - 5pm. If you want to see everything, you'll need all of that time. The place is huge and has a lot of interesting, historical items to look at/read about/explore. You won't see only items related to Ford, either. However, if you want to also see the other attractions... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a first rate museum by any standard. Something for everyone. Very interesting and educational. Reasonably priced, good parking. Lots of hands-on activities for smaller kids throughout the facility. It's not just about cars! It's about the whole American experience. Don't miss it!

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Michigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Henry Ford is truly a jewel in the Detroit metro area! The attraction is comprised of three parts...Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and the Rouge Plant Tour. This review is limited to the Museum. The museum includes amazing collections of furniture, tractors, airplanes, locomotives and other antiquities in addition to the stunning auto collection. You will be amazed at... More 

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Lathrup Village, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Along with traveling special collections, the Henry Ford has quite a few permanent exhibits. There are planes, trains & automobiles (of course), but also a section that romps thru the decades from about the turn of the century. It's a riot to remember some of the hits, like pet rocks and Y2K. Check out the Michigan Cafe for food, which... More 

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