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Detroit Historical Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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More than just cars

As this is Motor City it is fitting that it has an exhibit which is a short stretch of the Cadillac... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Loved it!

They have done a really nice job with the historical museum. They have interactive displays. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harrison Township, Michigan
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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
+1 313-833-1805
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As this is Motor City it is fitting that it has an exhibit which is a short stretch of the Cadillac production line. However, there is also a mock street of old Detroit and other exhibits chronicling the history of the city from it's beginnings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have done a really nice job with the historical museum. They have interactive displays. They hit on some of the most important highlights of Detroit history. You experience, learn and have fun at the same time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great free (suggest donation) experience for the family, especially automobile enthusiasts. Well maintained and was an awesome experience for our family from out of town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We had never been to Detroit before this trip. The museum does a very good job of showing the history of this wonderful city. We enjoyed it a lot. It is also very handicapped friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JandZmom
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Detroit Historical Museum is a fantastic free museum located in the museum area in Detroit. There are lots of exhibits that go over the history of the area from the creation of the settlement right up to the present day. The museum covers the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Interesting exhibits covering the important contributions Detroit made including an exhibit on the Underground Railroad.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum showing the history of Detroit. I had no idea it was such an old area from a European settlement perspective. Train buffs will really enjoy the Glancy model train display on the lower ground floor. Car buffs will enjoy the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbjo13
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We went here for the Spirits event and it was great. The museum is full of cool displays and the tasting event provided lots of delicious and tasty drinks while we toured the facility. Both the museum and the tasting event were excellent. We definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Commander1812
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

breezing through Detroit short stay and found this lovely museum right off highway. Free. Open on Sunday. Delightful staff. Free local parking. Train buffs will like model trains lower level. Other great exhibits...clock and automotive and overview 1976 riots.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Free museum with a variety of exhibits. Several interactive features with supporting videos available. A really cool car assembly line demo drop of a Cadillac body onto its frame which we later found could also be observed from above made for a cool video and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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17 December 2014|
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Response from maryloustrain | Reviewed this property |
Suggest that you call the museum directly as they are most likely to know.