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The Henry Ford

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Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Phone Number: +1 313-982-6001
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Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other...

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.

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I don't usually enjoy visiting museums, but this was the exception. My adult son, his two 9 year old children and I thoroughly enjoyed this visit over a 4 hour period. At that, we... read more

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't usually enjoy visiting museums, but this was the exception. My adult son, his two 9 year old children and I thoroughly enjoyed this visit over a 4 hour period. At that, we still didn't cover everything this place has to offer. Our kids are easily bored, but not once did they ask to leave. There are some hands-on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We flew into Detroit to begin a Canadian vacation specifically so my husband could visit The Henry Ford. I was expecting to be carred-out after the first hour or so. Not so! This is a wonderful museum, more like a small Smithsonian than a car place. We spent half the day and could have spent more time if we didn't... More 

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely wonderful exhibits like JFK's limo when shot, Lincoln's chair when he was shot, Washington's bed for Valley Forge, the bus Rosa Parks was arrested on, limos of FDR, Eisenhower, Teddy Rosevelt, and even a $25 million Bugatti. Loads of exhibits too numerous to mention.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a family visit with ages 15 to 55. There was something to interest everyone and the quality and access to the exhibits was outstanding. Many of the items on display are historically significant, one of a kind things that one only reads about in history books. This is truly a rival to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a magnificent collection of American history. It is so much more than Ford automobiles. Give yourself at least 3 hours and enjoy. Highly recommended.

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the museum primarily for the Beatles temporary exhibit, which was just Ok after having visited,the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the permanent exhibits were the true highlights. We were very impressed with the Presidential limos, trains, cars, Rosa Parks' bus, Lincoln's chair and the Planes. I would allot at least 4 hours for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the village, museum, and giant screen in one day. Everything was great. The museum was awesome if you're mechanically inclined at all with items of interest for everyone (dollhouses, furniture, clocks) We really enjoyed it very much and would love to return in the future

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my wife, sister & mother- my first visit. I was completely blown away by the sheer size and quality of the exhibits and artifacts. Words can't really do a visit to the HFM justice it's just something that must be experienced. To get the most out of your visit do the museum one day and the village... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum. Was pleasantly surprised with the grounds and contents. Staff very knowledgeable. Able to answer every question without thinking. Plan to spend a lot of time as it is worth every minute!

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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here with ym family expecting to see a lot about Henry Ford, cars, and Detroit. Wow! Was there a whole lot more. I was most impressed with the Presidential motorcades, Rosa Parks' bus, and the Beatles' exhibit, but unfortunately the Beatles exhibit is only there for another few weeks or month. (I visited August 2016). The Steam engines/trains... More 

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