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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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I heard a lot of buzz about the Piquette Plant, and so I brought an older school group here, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
Piquette auto plant tour

Growing up in Detroit the auto industry is important to us. This tour was very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy S
Livonia, 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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend taking the guided tour which commence about 4 times /day. Check the website for times. I arrived early for the midday tour and wandered around myself checking out the cars but the guide brings the plant to life - explaining the history not...More

Thank jbjo13
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This was a very interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew many factoids about rise of the car industry in Detroit. The tours are at the top of the hour and we arrived at 10 after. Had to wait 50 minutes which was...More

Thank jazzy1cat
Reviewed October 31, 2018

A great place to see beautifully restored antique cars and learn about how the auto industry started. Be sure to take the tour and not just see the cars. The docent was very knowledgeable and able to answer all the questions from the car enthusiasts....More

Thank happitrails2me
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This humble downtown factory has been faithfully maintained in its original condition so that it does not look 'restored' in any way. The incredible story of Henry Ford is told in several places in the area. Here it can bee SEEN...his office, design area and...More

Thank RioMountainMike
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A group of citizens and former Ford engineers rescued this incredible historic building in a sketchy neighbourhood. Now operated by a nonprofit society consisting of enthusiastic and knowledgeable retired automotive engineers who are also your guides. The first Ford factory producing early models A through...More

Thank global3adventure
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I had a quite nice experience visiting the birthplace of the Ford T. The portfolio is fantastic with several beautifully restored cars! A must for car lovers. You won't find any machinery there, only a small tools room.

Thank Pedro B
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Very interesting trip, very well kept building, informative & helpful staff. This museum is defo for the car or Ford enthusiast.

Thank Paulapeac
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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