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The 68 Riots exhibet

This museum is excellent The exhibit on the 1968 riots was excellent. The museum is a must see and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marek L
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A Passage Through Time

Just excellent and a wonderful passage through the history that is Detroit. The layout and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Motor City Exhibition, where visitors see how a Cadillac is assembled, is just one of the many interesting displays at this museum dedicated to telling the story of Detroit.
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5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If the word "entertainment" comes to mind when you hear the word "museum," then this is the place for you. There are lots of interesting and entertaining exhibits that span Detroit's history. On the other hand, if you go to a museum to learn new...More

1  Thank KerryandTim
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is excellent The exhibit on the 1968 riots was excellent. The museum is a must see and across from the Detroit Institute of Art. You could park here and see both

Thank Marek L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just excellent and a wonderful passage through the history that is Detroit. The layout and exhibits are first class and the entry is free.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Detroit Historical Museum is a thorough recounting of the city’s history from its early settlement to current day. The museum features include a live size diorama to recreate 19th century Detroit, exhibits on early industrialists, and lots of information about post WW 2 changes in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice museum; staff was super friendly. Museum was neat, admission was free, location was perfectly convenient. Probably about a 2 hour activity.

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This place is incredible! My kids - ages 6 and 9 loved it!!! So much history here and presented in so many interesting and fun ways!!! You won’t be disappointed. I can’t believe admission is free! The basement is our favorite - old streets of...More

1  Thank livinggr8ful
Reviewed 3 June 2018

From its basement recreation of a cobblestone street and shops in old Detroit, to its vehicle, baseball, music and riots exhibits the museum is outstanding. Although it just raised its parking price from $7 to $9, you can leave your car in the parking lot...More

1  Thank accidentaltrvlr
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I stopped by the museum today not knowing what to expect and found it a fascinating place. This year, there is quite a lot of memorabilia from the 1968 Detroit Tigers' world series championship which, as a baseball fan, I really enjoyed. But the other...More

2  Thank robd
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is an unassuming building full of exhibits about the history of Detroit. The basement contains exhibits that trace the development of Detroit as a major manufacturing center, and we enjoyed an orientation to the events in Detroit in 1967 and 1968.

2  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a great museum. The Streets of Detroit exhibit is fantastic. I just wish some of the displays had interpretive placards giving more information about them. Note that admission is free, but parking is $7. Still a bargain.

1  Thank Kristen S
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Suggest that you call the museum directly as they are most likely to know.