17600 Dix Road
Melvindale, MI 48122
(313) 386-2050


There are so many things to do in Michigan. Renowned Michigan attractions include a trip to one of Michigan's many lighthouses, national or state parks, or 11,000 inland lakes. Visit the Henry Ford Museum, Ford Field football stadium, Joe Louis Arena and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour facilities. Whatever you choose you'll find Michigan full of fun and history for the whole family.

The Henry Ford Museum

With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday's traditions as well as today's innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages.

Spread over more than 90-acres, Greenfield Village comes alive with the unforgettable sights, sounds and settings of America's past.

Housing one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled, Henry Ford Museum showcases the people and ideas that have fired our imaginations and changed our lives.

At the site where automobile manufacturing as we know it came of age — and continues to define the state-of-the-art today — the Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a firsthand journey into the genius of American manufacturing.

Behind the scenes, the Benson Ford Research Center uses the one-of-a-kind artifacts and resources of The Henry Ford to deepen our understanding of American people, places and things.

And on the bigger-than-big screen, The Henry Ford IMAX Theater presents current releases, cinema classics and feature-length documentaries that showcase American popular culture and the American experience in superb, sense-surrounding detail.

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.

Museum Exhibits

With Liberty and Justice For All
Learn the trials, tribulations and triumphs of America's fight for freedom from the Declarations of Independence through civil rights.
Heroes of the Sky
Learn more about our newest permanent exhibit, Heroes of the Sky. Share the experiences of people's stories from the first forty years of aviation.
Explore R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House - the only surviving prototype of Fuller's vision for mass-produced, affordable housing.
Automobile in American Life and Society
This web site explores some of that vast impact the automobile has had on American life.
Rosa Parks Bus
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, she initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.
Abraham Lincoln Chair
President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during the production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865.
John F. Kennedy Limousine
Many Americans still remember the tragic day of November 22, 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. See the limousine in which he rode.
Allegheny Steam Locomotive
Built in 1941 and weighing in at 600 tons, this was one of the largest steam-powered locomotives ever built.

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The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029

The Henry Ford Call Center:
7 days a week: 9:00am-5:00pm
TDD: 313.271.2455

For general (recorded) information,
24 hours a day, call 313.271.1620
in southeastern Michigan, or
800.TELL.A.FRiend (800.835.5237)

IMAX Information and Tickets
Toll Free: 800.747.IMAX (4629)
In Metro Detroit: 313.271.1570

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Detroit Institute of the Arts

Enjoyable and enriching experiences

The Detroit Institute of Arts is committed to providing the highest quality art education programs available. From artists' talks and lectures, to hands-on creative workshops, we offer a wide range of programs that provide enjoyable and enriching experiences for visitors with all levels of familiarity with art. Our educational programs, materials and services reflect an audience-centered approach to viewing art and a learner-centered approach to the learning experience. Our educational strategies are derived from four overarching principles:

Visit the DIA Art Studio's blog to learn about upcoming programs, see photos of student work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Studio.
A new training class for teaching volunteers is forming soon. Contact Sue Troia at stroia@dia.org for more information or to receive an application.

The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Arab American National Museum Premiere a New Collaborative Program for Students in Grades 5-12

The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Arab American National Museum (AANM) are offering a unique joint tour experience from September 2011 through March 2012 designed for students in grades 5-12 .

This specialized tour (for groups of up to sixty students) includes a guided visit to the AANM and a craft activity, followed by a DIA tour focusing on the newly renovated Islamic Art galleries and other relevant works from the DIA collection.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Motown Museum

2648 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan
(313) 875-2264

The Motown Museum is one of Southeastern Michigan's most popular tourist destinations. Each year, the museum attracts thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the globe. Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, the Museum's mission is to preserve the legacy of Motown Record Corporation and to educate and motivate people, especially youth, through exhibitions and programs that promote the values of vision, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Detroit Historical Society

The Detroit Historical Society is Your Complete History Resource.

Established in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society's mission is to educate and inspire our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region's shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences. The Society is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Detroit Historical Museum , Dossin Great Lakes Museum , and a Collection of more than 200,000 artifacts.

Museum Tours

At the Detroit Historical Society, we preserve and present our region's history through exhibits and programming at both the Detroit Historical Museum and Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Our docent guided tours meet the needs and interests of audiences of all ages. By following the links on this page, you'll find all of the information you need to arrange for your group to experience Detroit and Great Lakes history.

Both museums are easily accessible via major freeways and both offer free parking to tour groups. Also, each museum has its own Museum Store featuring books, souvenirs and gifts for history lovers of all ages.

Whether you're a teacher interested in helping your students understand and interpret Detroit's past, an activities director planning a field trip for your church or senior group, or a parent organizing an adventure for you and your neighbors, our team can tailor a tour to satisfy your needs.

Click on the following links to start planning your museum tour today!

Detroit Historical Museum Tour Information
Dossin Great Lakes Museum Tour Information

Please feel free to contact us at any of the following locations:

Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
313.833.5342 (fax)

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
313.833.5342 (fax)

Dossin Great Lakes Museum
100 Strand Drive
Belle Isle
Detroit, MI 48207
313.833.5342 (fax)

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Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124 USA | Phone: (313) 240-4000

History / Heritage

They were called "Automobile Old Timers"

The 1939 New York World's Fair was the first exposition to be based on the future. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all gave visitors a glimpse of new technologies from "the world of tomorrow."

At this same time, a group of men met in New York City just a few miles from the World's Fair to create an organization that would offer a glimpse...of the past.

Its mission was to perpetuate the memories of the early automotive pioneers. Called the "Automobile Old Timers," the group was dedicated to honoring automotive people from all parts of the worldwide automotive industry.

The organization moved to Washington, DC in 1960. Then in 1971, it moved to the grounds of Northwood Institute (now called Northwood University) Midland, Michigan. The first permanent Automotive Hall of Fame building was built on the Northwood campus in 1975.

It soon became evident that the home of the Automotive Hall of Fame needed to be closer to Detroit. In 1997, another group of dedicated automotive aficionados moved the Automotive Hall of Fame to its present location in Dearborn, Michigan.

Funds were raised to construct a 25,000 square foot building and create new exhibits. A black tie grand opening celebration was held on August 16, 1997, televised by the Auto Channel.

Today, the Automotive Hall of Fame attracts visitors from around the world. It is located next door to The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. It is also within the MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to preserving and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of Michigan.

National Heritage Areas are places where natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

Arab American National Museum

Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126

(313) 582-AANM (2266)
Fax: (313) 582-1086

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, we continue our commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. The Museum brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.


The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.

The AANM is a project of ACCESS , a Dearborn, Mich.-based nonprofit human services and cultural organization.

The Arab American National Museum is a proud Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in southeastern Michigan to date. As such, the AANM may borrow artifacts from the Smithsonian's 36 million-piece collection and access its education and performing arts programs, expert speakers, teacher workshops, and technical assistance.

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