Street Address
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48121
Mailing Address
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48121
phone: 313-982-6001
e-mail: Sales@TheHenryFord.org
web: www.thehenryford.org
Hours
Henry Ford Museum is Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-5:00pm. Greenfield Village: January 1-April 14: Closed for the Winter Season. April 15–November 2: Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-5:00pm. November 3 –December 28: Open Friday–Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm. IMAX Theatre: Open daily with extended hours. Ford Rouge Factory Tour: Open 9:30am–5:00pm, Monday–Saturday Buses depart each half hour, 9:20am-3:00pm. Benson Ford Research Center: Open 9:00am–5:00pm, Monday–Friday.
Admissions
Following are adult prices. Discounts apply to Members, Seniors, Youth and Military. Special rates apply to groups of 15 or more. Henry Ford Museum: $14 Greenfield Village $20 Museum & Village Combo: $28 Ford Rouge Factory Tour $14 IMAX: $10-$11.75
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Patricia Mooradian, President
Christian Overland, Vice President
Denise Thal, Vice President/CFO

Description

Backstory: Across the vast landscape of America, many places have the power to capture our imagination with the stories of the people who lived there and the events that took place there. But only one place has the power to tell the story of the American Experience as a whole. And that place is The Henry Ford. When Henry Ford first created his historic museum and village, nobody had ever seen anything quite like it. And nobody has ever since. In a single location, he brought together dozens of buildings and millions of artifacts — one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled. Ford invited researchers and inventors to visit and work, and he created a bold and ambitious new way for people of all ages to discover and explore the richness of the American experience for themselves In the decades that followed, The Henry Ford has grown to become America’s greatest history attraction. It is here that the personal experience of ordinary and extraordinary individuals is celebrated and shared. Here that genuine artifacts gives the keys to seeing how the past shaped the present. And here that the ongoing story of American innovation truly comes alive. Come to America’s greatest history attraction and let American people, places and things captivate and inspire you. Their stories are powerful. Their stories are real. Their stories are yours.

Mission

The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future.

History

Established in 1929 as The Edison Institute, the destination included Henry Ford Museum, a 12-acre indoor history museum and Greenfield Village, a 90-acre outdoor history museum. It was named after Henry Ford's close friend and contemporary Thomas Alva Edison, whose signature was scribed on the Museum's corner stone at the original groundbreaking. It has changed names a number of times since its founding, most recently in 2003 when it became known as The Henry Ford. Since its founding in 1929 the following attractions have been added to the destination to enhance the visitor experience: 1999: IMAX Theatre 2002: Benson Ford Research Center 2004: Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Artifacts Collections

Artifacts (2-D and 3D) are in the multi-millions. At any given time about 10% of the collections are on display due to limitations of exhibition space. Include motorized and non-motorized transportation vehicles, buildings, industrial and non-industrial machines, furniture and appliances, apparel,decorative art, fine art,advertising art, photography and documents, among other things. Age of artifacts stretches over at least 300 years. National treasures include: Presidential limos, the Rosa Parks bus, the Lincoln chair, Buckmisnster Fuller's Dymaxion House, the Wright brothers' cycle shop and home, Edison's Menlo Park laboratory, the Noah Webster House.

Research Collections

Over one million 2- and 3-D artifacts are available to the public for research. All must be accessed on-site with permission, and by the rules of, the Benson Ford Research Center. In some cases additional fees are charged for more intensive explorations and access to precious artifacts. The BFRC also supplies research services remotely at a fee.

Educational Programs

Special field trip discounted rates apply for each venue. Educators resources are available online and onsite (educator guides, student guides, pre- and post-visit lesson plans, non-field trip lesson plans, professional development opportunities for educators, teacher appreciation weekends, educator e-newsletters, facilitated field trip experiences.

    Governance

    Vision (established 2001): Within 10 years, The Henry Ford will become the benchmark history attraction in America, setting the standards in our field for educational value, hospitality, and meaningful, memorable and mission-satisfying visitor experiences.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    • Annual Report (yearly)
    • Time Traveler magazine (yearly)
    • Living History Members' magazine (yearly)
    • The Henry Ford e-News (monthly)

    Services

    Gift Shop