The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford is a historical museum complex housing the Museum of American Innovation, a sprawling collection of American historical artifacts and and Greenfield Village, an outdoor, open air historical village campus housing some of the most significant buildings in American history.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation has a variety of exhibits for all ages and interests. Located close to Detroit in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford Museum features twelve-acres full of exhibits featuring American ingenuity and progress. From automotives, to manufacturing, to American freedom, our exhibits bring to life the innovative and impactful inventions and ideas from American history. First opened in 1933 by Henry Ford himself, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation has its own rich history. There are also a variety of activities going on at the The Henry Ford Museum that you can participate in. Bring the entire family to enjoy our educational and interactive exhibits.
Greenfield Village offers visitors a chance to see what life was like in the history of American life. With acres of green space housing historical structures open for touring, visitors can view inside buildings ranging from the Wright Brothers bicycle shop, the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, a replica of Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, Henry Ford’s childhood homestead, and much more. Travel throughout the park in a horse-drawn omnibus, a Model T, or on an historic steam locomotive, and take a ride on the 1913 Herschell Spillman carousel or visit the Liberty Craftworks area to watch skilled artisans create glassware, pottery, metalwork, and more.
The Henry Ford is the largest indoor-outdoor historical complex in the United States and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Over 1.7 million people visit each year.