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Detroit Historical Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Focus on the "pragmatic" creative accomplishments of the times

They say "art is in the eye of the beholder." TRUE THAT, but art in the execution of day to day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great place to visit!

The Detroit Historical Museum is a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon! With its own parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Motor City Exhibition, where visitors see how a Cadillac is assembled, is just one of the many interesting displays at this museum dedicated to telling the story of Detroit.
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5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-1805
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Reviewed 6 days ago

They say "art is in the eye of the beholder." TRUE THAT, but art in the execution of day to day utilitarian devices and instruments, is evident to all in its execution. The coolest and most avaunt guard, electric kitchen devices, furniture, CARS, CARS, CARS,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Detroit Historical Museum is a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon! With its own parking lot, a visit should include the "Street of Detroit," depicting the Motor City in its earliest days. Although the Kid Rock exhibit is a little lame (not a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was wonderful. It is free to the public, but donations are accepted upon exiting. They have a parking lot adjacent to the museum, which involves a cost but definitely worth it. This is a great museum to view with the family and out-of-town...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KarenM1_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-see for both visitors to Detroit and locals. The museum is free admission and gives a very comprehensive overview of the city - the good and the bad - up to 2000. The defining chapter could be the 2020's because Detroit is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lou347
Reviewed December 14, 2018

As this is Motor City it is fitting that it has an exhibit which is a short stretch of the Cadillac production line. However, there is also a mock street of old Detroit and other exhibits chronicling the history of the city from it's beginnings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WmStuMal
Reviewed November 27, 2018

They have done a really nice job with the historical museum. They have interactive displays. They hit on some of the most important highlights of Detroit history. You experience, learn and have fun at the same time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindasS1100RP
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great free (suggest donation) experience for the family, especially automobile enthusiasts. Well maintained and was an awesome experience for our family from out of town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicole K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had never been to Detroit before this trip. The museum does a very good job of showing the history of this wonderful city. We enjoyed it a lot. It is also very handicapped friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JandZmom
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The Detroit Historical Museum is a fantastic free museum located in the museum area in Detroit. There are lots of exhibits that go over the history of the area from the creation of the settlement right up to the present day. The museum covers the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Interesting exhibits covering the important contributions Detroit made including an exhibit on the Underground Railroad.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Suggest that you call the museum directly as they are most likely to know.