Durant-Dort Carriage Company

Durant-Dort Carriage Company

Durant-Dort Carriage Company
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Durant Dort Carriage Company Headquarters has had automotive leaders and geniuses within its confines. W. C. Durant – creator of General Motors and Chevrolet, and savior of Buick – had his office here. Durant’s partner/friend and creator of Dort Motor Car Company, J. Dallas Dort, also worked in this building. Other notables whose stories are told within the Durant Dort Carriage Co. Headquarters are Louis Chevrolet, David Buick, James Whiting, and Charles Nash. The building is also home to the Genesee County Historical Society.
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flintjarvis
Flint, MI4,324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Did you know that General Motors started in Flint?

Want to see where it all began?

This Landmark (on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) is located in the Historic Carriagetown District, just across the river (North) from downtown Flint.

Currently only open to the public by appointment or on special occasions... this place is still worth a trip to read the historic marker in front of the building. After visiting, you can say that you've been to the place where the American Middle Class was born (as well as the largest American Automotive Manufacturer).

The first factory building is across the street and horse carriages (not cars) were first built there.

Be sure to see the small house around the corner where Charles W. Nash lived. He was President of GM in 1912
Written July 28, 2014
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DAVID L
GOODRICH12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Nicely restored historic office building, many historic artifacts involving Flints early carriage and automobile industry (Buick and Chevrolet). Birth place of General Motors. GM restored Factory One across the street.Great site to visit during the "Back to the Bricks" & "Buicks on the Bricks" car show in August, but also has specific days and hours that it's open for scheduled tours.
Written October 9, 2019
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Buicklover
Alliston, Canada301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We were there for a wonderful Buick car show, held at the same time as "Back to the Bricks" a huge car show held on Saginaw Street each August, attracts over 2,000 cars of all makes and models. The Durant-Dort Carriage Company building has been restored and various types of meetings are held there
Written September 4, 2019
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DanandSharon
Grand Blanc, Mi358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is the office building for the carriage factory and is a small museum--very nicely redone and very interesting. Factory 1 across the street is also available to see and is also worth the visit
Written March 4, 2019
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BruceMN
Eden Prairie, MN161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed seeing this museum during the "Back to the Bricks" weekend in Flint. There was a wonderful 15-minute video that described the beginning of General Motors in Flint and it described the early importance of Flint. Not surprisingly, the history of General Motors in Flint ends about 1975. Enough said.
Written August 28, 2018
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Qualitylovers
South Lyon, MI186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Just my own ignorance, but I knew nothing about this history, first of horse drawn carriages and then cars, leading to the creation of General Motors. Fascinating, well done, knowledgable and passionate tour guides (former GM employees) and well worth the time. Near the art museum and Mott estate, so a great day learning about a very different view of Flint.
Written June 19, 2018
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