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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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A MUST see when in Detroit

We recently did a tour with Tom, and we could have stayed for HOURS. It was a great piece of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathryn P
Spur of the moment visit

I surprised my husband with a visit to the Piquette Museum after he had taken me to see Michael... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TobyRyane
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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 5 days ago

We recently did a tour with Tom, and we could have stayed for HOURS. It was a great piece of history, and the team at the Ford Piquette Ave Plant really know their stuff! Not only was the team welcoming and knowledgeable, they made the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I surprised my husband with a visit to the Piquette Museum after he had taken me to see Michael Buble the night before. He loves cars and history and I had no doubt he would love the museum after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. We had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TobyRyane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative guide. One of the original Ford plants, a little bit about the history of the company and a ton of cool cars. Original model A's, T's and other versions from the early 1900's. It was a little chilly in the plant so be sure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 586brittanyw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised to learn that the plant is really not heated in the winter. The website indicates "enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa or tea as you visit our museum this winter!" What this really means is that you need to be prepared...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angier_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know there were so many models of the early autos. They have a car of each series and the tour was most informative.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank asti439797
Reviewed February 17, 2019

For those history buffs, this is an amazing plant to visit in the midst of historical Detroit. You will see some amazing historical automobiles that will blow your mind. The tours are very informative. Reasonably priced. Parking available.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank F7068EOkimb
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Our guide was Jerry - very knowledgeable, he gave us a wonderful tour. We arrived early and we were welcomed by all staff and given complimentary tea and coffe. Well done everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank kathekas
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Nice secure location. An automotive dream. Nice cars and stafff! I will return in the near future. Good food and music.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank siej153
Reviewed January 24, 2019

We came here thinking we would be content spending one hour to see everything since we're not that big into cars and automobile history, but we ended up leaving after 2 hours wishing we had more time. We ended up taking the guided tour, which,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jason G
Reviewed January 16, 2019

I went here for a wedding. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the need for a better restroom and the major stair climbing needed!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bilcarmil
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stellarsong
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.
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mcdconst
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
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natalieandmonkey
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
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