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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Our guide was Jerry - very knowledgeable, he gave us a wonderful tour. We arrived early and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paphos District, Cyprus
My cousin had her wedding and reception there. Very facility and I would recommend it to others.

Nice secure location. An automotive dream. Nice cars and stafff! I will return in the near future... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
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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
+1 313-872-8759
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1  Thank kathekas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Alan N
Reviewed December 31, 2018

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
2  Thank JimGPP
Reviewed December 30, 2018

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
1  Thank choiceforme
Reviewed December 27, 2018

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
1  Thank Eric T
Reviewed December 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank cabernetMichigan
Reviewed December 15, 2018

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
1  Thank MrsBaum
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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