The Henry Ford
This iconic, historic, and culturally impressive local landmark may be one of the most fun places to visit in Detroit, the sprawling complex located on Oakwood Boulevard. This tourism and education hotspot is located in one of the Detroit suburbs of Dearborn technically, first founded here in 1929. Guests typically spend 2.5 to 3 hours total here exploring the life and ideas of Henry Ford, and of Americans in general. The sprawling space takes up a total of 250 acres, a seriously impressive Detroit education complex. Inside you can see the Rosa Parks bus, JFK limo, and Henry Ford’s favorite personal autos, the entire complex broken into four different, and very distinct, sections: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and Giant Screen. There will be so much for you to do, learn, and see while here, you may even want to plan a second visit during your Detroit stay!
The Giant Screen is open 7 days a week and allows you and your group to be immersed into some of America’s most inventive past, a stunning 4k Digital Display and Projection system inside to show the finest 2D and 3D shows. Younger kids may want to spend most of the time in Greenfield Village, a living community that will literally send you back in time. The Ford Rouge Factory Tour will show you all of America’s greatest manufacturing experiences up close and personal, allowing you to see some of the greatest auto accomplishments in the world.
This entire complex is all about ‘Discovering America’ it’s culture, inventions, people, and can-do spirit’. You will see hundreds of hands-on ways to explore and enjoy the entire place, a truly enjoyable experience for any age or interest groups! Be sure to try to plan a group tour or field trip tour while here, more in-depth ways to see ‘one of the country's best museums’ (Conde Naste), the tours each providing groups’ considerable discounts and educational materials. Also be aware that if your group gets hungry here there will be SEVERAL places to eat, three full-service eateries in theHenry Ford Museum alone, plus 2 different gift shops.