Q: What is the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?
A: The Ford Rouge Factory experience is comprised of a five-part tour which includes the Legacy Theater a look inside the amazing history of this world renowned manufacturing facility, the Manufacturing Innovation theater a fully immersive journey with amazing special effects that puts you in the vehicle design, build, test and drive experience; a bird’s eye view of the living roof and other sustainable features; and a 1/3 mile walking tour above the actual final assembly area where Ford F-150s are made.
Q: Are wheelchairs and strollers available/allowed on the Factory Tour?
A: All facilities are handicap accessible. Strollers and wheelchairs will be
provided at no additional cost.
Q: Can I drive directly there in my own vehicle?
A: Private vehicles are not allowed and tours are only accessible from scheduled buses which depart daily, exclusively from The Henry Ford. Ticketed groups on their own bus may drive directly to the Visitor Center with advance reservations through the Call Center.
Q: How early should I be at the bus stop?
A: All buses depart from the circle drive in front of Henry Ford Museum. Buses depart regularly throughout the day (Monday-Saturday) from
9:20am – 3:00pm. Buses are loaded on a first come first serve basis. Guests will be seated on the first available bus.
Q: Will I see production on the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?
A: Because production varies by vehicle demand, you may be touring the Dearborn Truck Plant when we are not building vehicles. Production
hours are inconsistent, and The Henry Ford does not control when trucks are being produced. While we cannot guarantee you will see the
assembly line in full operation, you will still be able to visit the assembly line area temporarily suspended in mid-operation. We will not
be building vehicles during daily breaks, shift changes, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and during the first two weeks of July. Either way, the
tour offers unique experiences with full walking access above the factory assembly area.
Q: What will I see when final assembly is in production?
A: When final assembly is in production you will encounter a multi-sensory experience with heat and noise at more extreme levels as F-150s are in
final assembly below you.
Q: What will I see when final assembly is not in production?
A: Due to inconsistent production hours, you may be touring the Dearborn Truck Plant when we are not building vehicles. While we cannot
guarantee you will see the assembly line in full operation you will still be able to visit the assembly line area with operations suspended in
motion. Please remember the final assembly area is only one part of this five-part tour; all other parts of the
tour remain unaffected.
PROGRAM STATIONS AND LENGTH
||Bus trip from Henry Ford Museum to Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center: 15
Legacy Theater – rare historic footage of Ford Motor Company and the Rouge plant: 13
Manufacturing Innovation Theater – A multisensory exploration of the manufacturing experience, from concept to highway: 10 minutes
Observation Deck – 80-foot-high overlook with focus on environmental features: variable
Elevated Walkway in Dearborn Truck Plant – 1/3-mile walkway through the final truck assembly and testing process: variable 30–45 minutes
Legacy Gallery – historic-vehicle gallery and accessible new Ford F-150 truck: variable
Bus trip from Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center to Henry Ford Museum: 20
Q: Is photography permitted?
A: Photography and video recording are strictly prohibited in both theaters and the Dearborn Truck Plant. Photography is allowed in the
Legacy Gallery and Observation Deck.
Q: Are there places to eat at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?
A: Currently there are no eating establishments at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. If you are looking to dine during your visit, you can utilize the
Michigan Café at Henry Ford Museum. You do not need museum admission to dine at the Michigan Café.
Q: Do you need a Henry Ford Museum admission to go on the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?
A: No, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour is accessible without entering the main floor of Henry Ford Museum.
Q: How long does it take to visit Henry Ford Museum? Greenfield Village? Ford Rouge Factory
A: There is so much to see and do at the Henry Ford, there really is no set amount of time spent that will suit every visitor. We suggest
combo tickets and a multi-day, multi-venue ticket if you are interested in a “deep dive” into all of our exhibitions and programs.
However, you do not need much time at all to be inspired by our brand of History—a couple of well placed hours are all it takes for a great
visit. Our easy trip planner or our interactive venue maps (see the home page of this website) are a great way to get an overview. (If
you are visiting Ford Rouge Factory Tour, be sure to build in enough time for travel to and from the main campus of the Museum—count an extra
hour, ½ hour each way.)
Q: Do you need advanced reservations?
A: Advanced reservations are required for Groups of 15 or more and strongly recommended for the IMAX Theater. For smaller groups of guests
visiting The Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village, no prior reservations are necessary. Please purchase your IMAX tickets either on our
website or by calling our Call Center at (313) 982-6001. Group reservations must be made through our Call Center at the same number. The Henry
Ford Call Center is open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Q: How do we get to The Henry Ford?
A: The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the
corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Blvd exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2 ½ miles from the
exit on the corner of Village Rd and Oakwood Blvd
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39), drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on
Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) South 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan
avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 miles. At the first stop light, turn right onto Village Road (through
the iron gates) and drive 3/4 miles.
Maps available in PDF
Q: What are the hours of The Henry Ford?
Henry Ford Museum
Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-5:00pm
January 1-April 14, 2015 Closed for the Winter Season
April 15-November 1, 2015 Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-5pm
November 2-November 29, 2015 Open Friday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm
November 30-December 31, 2015 Closed. The Village is open select nights during December 2015 for Holiday Nights in Greenfield
Open daily with extended hours. See showtimes
Monday-Saturday, Open 9:30am–5:00pm
Buses depart every 20 minutes, 9:20am-3:00pm
Benson Ford Research Center
Monday-Friday, Open 9:30am–5:00pm
The Henry Ford is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Ford Rouge Factory Tour, IMAX Theatre and Benson Ford Research Center will be closed for a private event on January 26, 2015.
Q: How do I find out what special events are happening during my visit?
A: Use our “Plan your Visit” section of this site, or visit the calendar section for all current and future events here at The Henry
Ford. You may also call the Call Center at (313) 982-6001 for more information.
Q: Is the facility handicap accessible and do you provide wheelchairs/scooters?
A: The Museum is wheelchair-accessible, however due to the historic nature of the Village many of our buildings, strollers and wheelchairs cannot
enter all buildings in the Village. We have both wheelchair and electric scooters available for rental on a first come first serve basis. We do not
take advanced reservations of wheelchairs/scooters.
Q: May I bring my stroller, wheelchair or electric scooter to The Henry Ford?
A: Yes, you are welcome to bring your own children’s strollers, small wagons, wheelchairs or electric scooters (carts) into all venues of
The Henry Ford. This equipment is also available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Upright scooters (Segways) are not
allowed. We also do not allow bicycles, tricycles, recreational scooters, in-line skates or roller skates of any kind. For a more
complete list of items allowed / not allowed at The Henry Ford, please click here.
Q: Are pets allowed at The Henry Ford?
No, generally, pets are not allowed on premises. Service animals are allowed with certain exceptions. Please refer to our official
pet policy for more information.
For a full list of conduct guidelines while visiting The Henry Ford, please click here.