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Detroit Historical Museum

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5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-1805
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Very nice museum; staff was super friendly. Museum was neat, admission was free, location was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John H
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Hanahan, SC
MUST See!!!

This place is incredible! My kids - ages 6 and 9 loved it!!! So much history here and presented in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
livinggr8ful
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Marine City, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
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+1 313-833-1805
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"cobblestone streets"
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"war effort"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice museum; staff was super friendly. Museum was neat, admission was free, location was perfectly convenient. Probably about a 2 hour activity.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible! My kids - ages 6 and 9 loved it!!! So much history here and presented in so many interesting and fun ways!!! You won’t be disappointed. I can’t believe admission is free! The basement is our favorite - old streets of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From its basement recreation of a cobblestone street and shops in old Detroit, to its vehicle, baseball, music and riots exhibits the museum is outstanding. Although it just raised its parking price from $7 to $9, you can leave your car in the parking lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by the museum today not knowing what to expect and found it a fascinating place. This year, there is quite a lot of memorabilia from the 1968 Detroit Tigers' world series championship which, as a baseball fan, I really enjoyed. But the other...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unassuming building full of exhibits about the history of Detroit. The basement contains exhibits that trace the development of Detroit as a major manufacturing center, and we enjoyed an orientation to the events in Detroit in 1967 and 1968.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

This is a great museum. The Streets of Detroit exhibit is fantastic. I just wish some of the displays had interpretive placards giving more information about them. Note that admission is free, but parking is $7. Still a bargain.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We walked over after our visit to the DIA it was donation recommended instead of a fee- that waa a nice surprize. This was a light hearted museum that was packed with ibformation. Worked baca good pkqcevto take curious kids- some hands on activities and...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Highly recommended! Such an underrated museum. $7 for parking behind the museum but the place really tells the history of Detroit in a very interesting and fun way.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We went for the 1967 impact of the Detroit riots and saw a balanced, dynamic presentation. Looking forward to the 1968 new show

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Free admission, but donations encouraged and worth a big one. A well spent 2 hours for us. High quality and a great perspective on Detroit from 1600 to today. Lots to see and experience, you won't be disappoint.

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Suggest that you call the museum directly as they are most likely to know.
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