The Henry Ford Museum
W Village Rd, Dearborn, MI, USA
thehenryford.org/museum/inde… - 313.982.6001 or 800.835.5237
The Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Reviews
Much more than just an automobile museum! Nov 28, 2013
I visited The Henry Ford with a much smaller idea of what it was going to be in reality. I thought it would just feature a collection of cars, including of course Ford's famous Model T, but what I found was an impressive historical collection of machines from the industrial revolution, aviation, several presidential cars and items from American history, including the bus in which Rosa Parks famously refused to change seats based on her skin color.
I didn't even visit the IMAX theater or the neighbor village, because I went there in the afternoon. but this is a place where you can spend the whole day and not get bored. One of the musts of Detroit.
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The Henry Ford Museum Apr 22, 2013
A very interesting museum to visit if you end up in Dearborn Michigan.
The museum contains 12 acres of many unusual inventions, cars, airplanes, trains, motorcycles, and manufacturing demonstrations. Including...
The limousine Kennedy rode in when he was shot.
A 1902 Ford Model-T.
Edgar Allen Poe’s writing desk.
The chair from the Ford Theater in which Lincoln was shot.
The Rosa Parks Bus.
A model of the nuclear-powered Ford Nucleon automobile.
An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
George Washington's camp bed.
A collection of several fine 17th and 18th century violins including a Stradivarius.
Thomas Edison's alleged last breath in a sealed tube.
Buckminster Fuller's prototype Dymaxion house.
Igor Sikorsky's prototype helicopter.
Fokker Trimotor airplane that flew the first flight over the North Pole.
Bill Elliott's record-breaking race car clocking in at over 212 MPH at Talledega in 1987.
The"Lima Allegheny" a massive, intact train engine.
Never gets old Aug 16, 2012
My only qualm: they still charge full price when entering even when big exhibits are being worked on. It's only about $22 with $5 parking, which is usually the perfect price, but when they had the entire car exhibit closed down, I was pretty disappointed. They didn't even tell us.
I go here maybe twice a year and live locally. They always have something new and the last time I went there was the Titanic Exhibit (for a limited time and I didn't pay the extra to see it) and also, to the right near the trains, they added a really neat HUGE train set (it's got to be around 20 feet in length) of kid sized tracks and has about three trains or more running around their tracks repeatedly. It's really neat, the fake landscaping that they have and you can watch the trains run around for a while. There are two trains with mini cameras on the front and they cast the view on two large screens so you can see yourself -pretty exciting for the kids and yes I enjoyed also.
My favorites include the Dymaxion house (crazy, I loved the revolving shelves) and the "Through the ages" exhibit with clothes, entertainment, and music from each decade in the US. I saw many things from the 90s and late 80s that reminded me of being little :) tomagotchi and simon, baby! Haha.
They also have:
The JFK Car (in which he was killed)
The Regan Car
The Rosa Parks bus
The Lincoln Chair (bloody)
A re-make of the Wright Brothers airplane (as well as a area to make paper airplanes for kids and a long hallway to practice flying them)
Vintage/antiques (stoves, horticulture equipment, cars)
A large section on steam engines (some are enormous)
Trains that you can go inside and check out (stationary)
A new car assembly line for children to show how to put cars together (using block type pieces)
A fake assembly line hanging from the ceiling in the center of the museum
The Weinermobile (along with the weinermobile cafe-yum)
Lots of fun photo-opportunities. I always enjoy my stay. LOVE it. Also, Greenfield village is next door which is double as good.
Amanda - Michigan
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