Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

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Facility:Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Description:The Henry Ford is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life. Five distinct attractions captivate and inspire visitors of all ages. Encounter ideas that change the world, travel through America's past, embark on America's greatest factory tour and more. It all comes together at The Henry Ford, America's greatest history attraction.
Address 1:20900 Oakwood Boulevard PO Box 1970
Address 2:
Zip Code:48121-1970
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Hours:Daily 9:30-5:00; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission:Adult $26; Senior, Military $24; Youth(5-12) $20; 4 and under FREE
Telephone:(313) 271-1620
Website:Visit Website
Heidi N., Co-op Member
You really need 2 days to see both the village and the museum. There are so many things to see at both. I really love seeing the old buildings in the village and seeing how people lived in the past. My fav part of the museum is the transportation area. A great day for anyone and a great way to learn history!!
Jennifer R., Co-op Member
Depending on what "temporary" exhibit is available this trip could be 5 stars.
Admission can be pricey so if you are local and can visit often enough through the year, an annual pass is something to consider.
The museum, overall, contains quite a bit of artifacts and information relating to the history of the Detroit area. Some of the exhibits are quite unique and interesting (such as the hands-on "assembly line" ~ look for hours of operation, however, as this is not available during all hours of museum operation). My kids (age 7 and 11) thoroughly enjoyed learning about this process in fast-paced assembly line fashion.
The exhibit where you can "build a Model T car" allows each person to choose a part and affix it to the car. This was great hands-on learning as well (a museum representative mans this station and helps children with tool and such). Again, hours of operation vary, check ahead before telling your kids!
My kids enjoyed being able to tour Rosa Park's bus, a simulated inside of an airplane from years ago, as well as the huge steam engine. There are plenty of other things for you to walk in/sit in so it's not just a "look but don't touch" type of museum.
I have found that studying a particular topic and then going to the museum to get hands-on or in-person viewing is very helpful to solidifying the material in my children's minds.
Melissa D., Co-op Member
I would give a 5, except for the price. Another place to consider a membership so that you are not rushed and can enjoy yourselves. Lots of interesting exhibits. It really makes history come alive.
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