Last updated: 9/24/2011
Detroit, Michigan
Street Address
5401 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Mailing Address
5401 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Hours
Wednesday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Admissions
Adults: $6
Seniors (ages 60 and above): $4
Youth (ages 5-17): $4
Students (with valid ID): $4
Children under age 4: FREE
Detroit Historical Society members: FREE

Parking is $4.00 per car in the lot adjacent to the Museum.

FREE Admission During the Month of July

Thanks to the generous support of PVS Chemicals, admission to the Detroit Historical Museum for the entire month of July is FREE! Local families and individulas impacted by the downturn in the economy will have an opportunity to experience all the Museum has to offer without worrying about the cost of admission.

Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Robert A. Bury, Director & CEO
phone: 313-833-1801
Renee Mikon, Client Sales Coordinator
phone: 313-822-7979
Description

Over 80,000 square feet of exhibition space house more than 600 historic artifacts in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center district. You, your family and your friends will stroll through more than 300 years of metro Detroit history, including a 19th century street scene known as The Streets of Old Detroit, and an authentic auto assembly line known simply as The Motor City. For information on how you can visit us, please call us during normal business hours at 313.833.1805. You, your family and your friends will stroll through more than 300 years of metro Detroit history, including a 19th century street scene known as The Streets of Old Detroit, and an authentic auto assembly line known simply as The Motor City.

The Detroit Historical Museum is proud to offer engaging field trip experiences for groups of all sizes and interests. Whether you’re a teacher interested in helping your students understand and interpret Detroit’s past, an activities director looking for a unique outing for your group, or a parent planning an adventure for you and your neighbors, our team can tailor a tour to satisfy your needs.

Museum Rental

Don’t just make plans, make history! The Detroit Historical Museum is one of America’s oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. Your guests will stroll through more than 300 years of metro Detroit history, enjoying 10 exhibition halls and galleries.

History

The Detroit Historical Museum, established in 1928, is one of America’s oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history.

Research Collections

The Detroit Historical Society is pleased to offer opportunities for college students, researchers for scholarly publications, and non profit agencies to research metropolitan Detroit and Maritime related materials or have materials researched on their behalf at our Collections Resource Center or Archives at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. All interested parties are asked to schedule an appointment with the Curator of Collections, preferably one to two weeks in advance of the dated requested. This allows the staff to make sure the pertinent material is available and ready by the appointment date. Contact the Curator of Collections at 313.297.8391 to schedule an appointment.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours

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