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Model T Automotive Heritage Complex

461 Piquette Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
313.872.8759
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Ranked #15 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (formerly TPLEX) is located at 461 Piquette Avenue, which is the birthplace of the Model T. The plant is well... more »
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Milwaukee,WI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Took a group of international visitors here and everyone had a great time. The history alone in this building is incredible. We had a wonderful and very knowledgeable tour guide that kept everyone's attention the entire time. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in Detroit. You will not be disappointed!

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Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I didn't know how much time was warranted to experience this place, when we arrived at 2:30 when it closed at 4:00! We were very fortunate to have our tour guide (Tom) to ourselves, as there were no other guests, so it made for a more personal experience. Tom gave us a very entertaining and informative tour and provided a... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I just visited this museum, and I was very much impressed by it. The tour by Bob was amazing. This place has played an extremely important role in US car industry. The collection of cars presented there is outstanding, with many rare objects.

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Piquette was the first factory built by Henry Ford; constructed in 1904. it served as Ford Motor's primary assembly plant from 1904 until 1910 when Ford moved to Highland Park. Piquette contains many displays of early Ford automobiles form the 1903 Model A through 1908 Model S, a comprehensive collection of Model T's, several Model A's and a 1932 V8.... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I toured the Model T Heritage Complex with my 23 year old son. During the tour I started to realize how important this place is and had a better understanding of what this plant represents. This historical building is where the modern age was born. During my tour I learned much about Henry Ford the man, as well as the... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our conference took a trip to this museum one afternoon. If you happen to find yourself in Detroit, make time for this stop! Absolutely incredible to stand where Henry Ford had as he conceived the Model T. All of the cars are quite impressive. You will learn A LOT and truly respect this historical spot. Tickets are $8 for adults... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a place where most part of automotive industry was born. It is impressive to see what this place represented in the past for Detroit's growth and prosperity. The tour is very good, and most part of the plant is still the same as 100 years ago.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a wonderfully restored building. It's a treat just to see the complex in it's original state. The guided tour was very informative and well worth the time. Easy on-site and secure parking and cheap admission.

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Atlanta
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex is a great example of people coming together to preserve a piece of American history. The Ford Piquette Plant, the first factory built by Henry Ford, was the birth place of the Model T, recognized as the most influential car of the 20th Century. It was the first affordable car for the working man.... More

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Oakville, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I read about this place on Trip Advisor and skipped my trip to the Henry Ford Museum to go here instead. I've seen the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village many times and have to say that I enjoyed the personal tour here much more. The best time to come is in the early morning where you can catch the... More

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