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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Required viewing for every car fanatic

If you are at all interested in auto history, you owe yourself to the Piquette Plant. Take the... read more

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Alan N
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This place is a hidden gem in Detroit. It's a non assembly line model T factory that has been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New...more
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461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI 48202-3547
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are at all interested in auto history, you owe yourself to the Piquette Plant. Take the tour! The docents are very knowledgable about Ford's factory, where the Model T made its first appearance. Models B through T were built here, and they have...More

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

This place is a hidden gem in Detroit. It's a non assembly line model T factory that has been converted, partially, into a car museum. Rarely crowded, easy parking, and great guides really make this a must see for locals and tourists alike.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the top museums I have ever visited, and especially if you like history/cars. And our kids loved it also. After a movie, a guided tour by experts, then the unique gift shop. They have an actual car for just about every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank choiceforme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend found this museum. I didn't know it existed. It was the main Ford plant before the went to the assembly line Ford is famous for. The building is beautiful and the cars in the collection are amazing. This is a must stop if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eric T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great history and wonderful tour guide!! Loved exploring on our own and the tour guide was very informative!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cabernetMichigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The video they play and see of the talking could be cut down here, its hard to say that as its clear the guides love their job and want to show you everything, however 90 minutes is a bit long, we had to leave before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great museum! Kind of hidden away in my opinion but easy to get to one you search. We had a great tour guide and saw alot of old cars. They are committed to making this place better too. Only downside was it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

I heard a lot of buzz about the Piquette Plant, and so I brought an older school group here, and was super happy with how engaged and interested the students were with the museum and tour guide. If you are a car person, or a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HKar0610
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We needed to kill some time in Detroit until we could head to our boarding for the evening so after the Motown Museum we headed here. Parking is easy and admission was $12 each. While our tour guide was a little ADHD at first, he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank srqemily
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Growing up in Detroit the auto industry is important to us. This tour was very interesting and informative. The guides were friendly knowledgeable and helpful. If you visit in very warm or cold weather dress appropriately as when we visited it was chilly and there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy S
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May 9, 2018|
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Response from francisn0lan | Reviewed this property |
An hour to hour and a half but once tour finishes your free to stay and walk around till it closes. We spent three hours there.
April 3, 2018|
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Response from pinkiesplace | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think that most kids (especially if they like cars) would enjoy this place as it is full of old cars, offers a lot of information on the evolution of the automobile industry, and is all jam-packed in a historical... More
March 18, 2018|
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Response from michellerg521 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. It is staffed by volunteers so I would check the website or call in advance. It is worth the visit