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Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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A gem in the city.

Our company visited as a group and toured the museum. The guide was knowledgeable and kept a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy D
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
via mobile
Nice place to take visitors from out of town.

We had visitors in for a long weekend and were looking for things to do. We wandered around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detroit, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our company visited as a group and toured the museum. The guide was knowledgeable and kept a nice pace. Learned a lot, throughly enjoyed the museum and will return with family.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visitors in for a long weekend and were looking for things to do. We wandered around downtown for a bit, then decided to go to the historical museum. Since we were on Woodward near Comerica Park and the car was already parked, we...More

Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it! So much to see and do. A great place to take kids on the weekend or a day off school. They do a great job of displaying the history of Detroit

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The exhibit about the 1967 uprising/riot/revolt was very timely given the current state of our country. Enjoyed it though needed at least 2 hours not 1.

Thank jujubee2017
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Very good. 7 parking but otherwise free. Great review of Detroit history in all aspects but seems like an obit for a once proud city.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The museum has been remodeled and updated. Very good displays of all downtown and Detroit happenings. Basement has a replica of the old city complete with cobblestone streets. Great family venue. Parking next to museum.

Thank karlcat2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stumbled on this museum after watching the morning news profiling it. It was great. Located across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts, it is a great addition to that museum experience or would be great by itself. All about Detroit; its history...More

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I made a special trip to the Detroit Historical Society to see the 1967 exhibit about the social unrest in Detroit in 1967. Very interesting photos, videos and exhibits.

Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed 2 August 2017

They have recreated street scenes from the 1840s, 1870's and the 1900's. There are shops and offices. This is on the lower level. The first level has an exhibit about music in Detroit. There is an exhibit about the auto industry. The second level has...More

Thank charles6346
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Revisited this museum after being out of the area for many years. Streets of Detroit were as interesting as I remembered. Also the exhibit on the riots of 1967 brought back memories. Excellent use of my time.

Thank mhw1947
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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.