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The Henry Ford

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Address: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124
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+1 313-982-6001
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other...

Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot.

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Planes, trains and automobiles !

This place was my agenda for a weekend visit despite the chill in the Michigan air at this time of the year and boy, what a place ! Being a true motor buff this place had me in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went in with the wrong expectations. I thought there would be disassembled big block V8’s in display cabinet, a crashed Capri from a James Dean movie, Teladaga 500 cup winner, a RS200 or an original LeMans GT40. You know - Petrol head maddness. It is more of a curators type facility and also seems to drift away form the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was my agenda for a weekend visit despite the chill in the Michigan air at this time of the year and boy, what a place ! Being a true motor buff this place had me in awe for all of 3 hours spent at the museum. A place inaugurated by Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the light... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe does not offer any healthy options. It is a hot dog stand, with tables to seat at, but should find a way to get healthier options!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an extensive variety of historical artifacts, machinery, clothing, vintage automobiles and vintage trains. It even has the chair that President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated and an interesting round, life-size futuristic house called the Dymaxion House that you can go in and explore. There's also the bus where Rosa Parks sat in. For... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They changed this restaurant in it's decor..It use to be the Ritz Carlton which was beautiful and relaxing..This restaurant doesn't give that warm feeling..Very contemporary..if you like that style..No more afternoon tea..Lost the traditions..miss the Ritz Carlton alot!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Henry Ford was inaccurately quoted as saying History is Bunk. He silenced his critics with this amazing modern social history museum which documents the journey of America into the modern era. With a substantial educational program, activities all around for kids to test the theories displayed you can happily spend hours and hours in the wonderful place. If you have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting this museum it definitely became a favorite. I typically am not a fan of paying for museums given all of the free museums in the DC area growing up, but I loved the Henry Ford museum. It has so many exhibits about technology, the industrial revolution, etc. I would say I'm probably a little more into cars than... More 

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Thank Paula S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is masterful collection of American mechanical history.They have airplanes, trains, and cars. The build look like Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It is impeccably clean and organized. It is large so allow a few hours to look at everything. Admiral Byrd's plane he flew to the North Pole, the Lotus Ford F1 Race car the Jackie Cooper brought over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with my two teenage boys who are very much into cars - we had a great time! Being able to watch them build the F150 trucks was so interesting! The museum didn't just have cars, lots of old memorabilia to look at too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrive early because the visit will last much longer than 3 hours, so go prepared. You can choose to visit the factory assembly line too. The Museum presents not only the history of the car, but more than 90% of the inventions of humanity. The story of Henry Ford's entrepreneurial life is impressive.

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