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9:30am - 5:00pm
Monday - Saturday
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Buses depart every 20 minutes, 9:20am – 3:00pm.

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 week 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.


* Bus trip from Henry Ford Museum to Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center: 15 minutes


Legacy Theater – rare historic footage of Ford Motor Company and the Rouge plant: 13 minutes


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 5–15 minutes


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 5–15 minutes


Bus trip from Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center to Henry Ford Museum: 20 minutes

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 Tour?
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.

Map of Dearborn, Michigan

Freeway Map Campus Map

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

Greenfield Village

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 Village.

IMAX Theatre

Open daily with extended hours. See showtimes

Ford Rouge
Factory Tour

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.