Henry Ford Museum

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See the limousine in which JFK was assassinated, historical buildings and vehicles, and exhibits that document the evolution and impact of technology.

The Henry Ford Museum is the biggest museum in the country. With both indoor and outdoor sections, it covers more than 102 acres (40 hectares) in the suburb of Dearborn, about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) west of downtown Detroit.

It’s easy to spend hours pouring over the priceless artifacts and vehicles collected by Henry Ford since the early 1900s in the 12-acre (five-hectare) main hall. Car lovers will enjoy gems like the Ford Nucleon, an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and all kinds of rare machines. There’s also an entire exhibit dedicated to the Automobile in American Life and Society.

There are also interesting items on exhibit that have nothing to do with cars. See the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in 1865 and a writing desk used by Edgar Allan Poe. Enter the Dymaxion house to see how, in the 1940s, designer R. Buckminster Fuller saw the future of living. Follow the trail of freedom in the U.S. at With Liberty and Justice for All. The exhibit covers everything from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.

Head over to Made in America to admire the innovations that have changed the nation’s history. Heroes of the Sky tells the story of pioneers in aviation. You’ll see a replica Wright Flyer and vintage airplanes.

Make your way outside to explore the 90-acre (36.5-hectare) Greenfield Village. There are steam trains and Model T cars to ride, as well as more than a hundred historical buildings. Check out a reconstruction of Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Wright brothers’ relocated shop and buildings from the 17th century.

The Henry Ford Museum also hosts a range of traveling exhibits and special events, so check the website for details. It’s open seven days a week, but Greenfield Village closes in winter. If you travel here by car, you will have to pay a small fee to park in the lot near the museum. Alternatively, take the SMART bus service from downtown.

Top Hotels Close to Henry Ford Museum

Comfort Inn Near Greenfield Village
Comfort Inn Near Greenfield Village
2.5 out of 5
20061 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48124
The price is $104 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Dearborn. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (979 reviews)
"The close proximity to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village was what we liked best because that was the reason, we were visiting this area primarily. The choice of restaurants nearby was also a great plus. The hotel was very adequate and comfortable."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Comfort Inn Near Greenfield Village
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI, 48124
The price is $206 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Dearborn. Enjoy free parking, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (543 reviews)
Fantastic room
"Excellent hotel. It has historical value and rooms are very nice for couples or someone on a business trip. The internet was a little slow for the tv. But I just watched regular tv. I’m glad we had that option. I would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
Hampton Inn by Hilton Detroit Dearborn
Hampton Inn by Hilton Detroit Dearborn
2.5 out of 5
22324 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48124
The price is $132 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Dearborn. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (487 reviews)
"Customer service was excellent property clean and very nice room breakfast was okay"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2022

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Extended Stay America Suites Detroit Dearborn
Extended Stay America Suites Detroit Dearborn
2.5 out of 5
260 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI, 48126
The price is $100 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
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Comfort Inn Near Greenfield Village
2.5 out of 5
20061 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48124
The price is $104 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI, 48124
The price is $206 per night from May 30 to May 31
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Hampton Inn by Hilton Detroit Dearborn
Hampton Inn by Hilton Detroit Dearborn
2.5 out of 5
22324 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48124
The price is $132 per night from May 30 to May 31
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The Henry Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Henry Hotel, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
300 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI, 48126
The price is $224 per night from Jun 10 to Jun 11
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