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, 2013: Closed for the Winter Season
April 15-November 3, 2013: Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-5pm
November 8-December 1, 2013: Open Friday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm
December 2-December 31, 2013: Closed. The Village is open select nights during December 2013 for Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village.
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
Tuesday-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 27, 2013.
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: What is a membership?
A: Memberships to The Henry Ford are annual passes that include unlimited entry to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and discounts on tickets to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, IMAX Theater and special events. Membership also includes Free parking, discounts at our retail stores, discounts on classes and camps, and the exclusive member magazine Living History. Your membership is also tax deductible.
You also have the opportunity to add a ride pass to your standard membership, which allows unlimited rides for anyone covered by the membership. See our membership section on this site or ask a Call Center Representative for more details.
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: Does Greenfield close due to inclement weather?
A: Greenfield Village is a rain/snow or shine operation. No refunds or exchanges are issued by the Henry Ford due to weather. Greenfield Village does close from January 1st through April 14th due to seasonal cold and off season maintenance.
Q: How old is the village?
A: Greenfield Village was founded on October 21, 1929 as an educational and historic landmark, maintaining the buildings and stories of America’s past for future generations.
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 list of all rules and regulations at The Henry Ford, please click here.
Q: Are pets allowed at The Henry Ford?
A: No, generally, pets are not allowed on premises. Service animals are allowed with certain exceptions. Please refer to our pet policy for more information.
Q: May I bring food or drink into The Henry Ford?
A: Yes, you are welcome to bring a small amount of food or beverage into The Henry Ford, however, we have many onsite vending, snack areas, and one of a kind restaurants to suit your needs. Outside alcohol is not allowed, but beer and wine are available for purchase daily and at many events.
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: What is the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?
A: The Ford Rouge Factory experience is comprised of a five-part tour which includes a driving tour of historic auto-related landmarks and behind-the-scenes of the Rouge complex; a look at the history of the Rouge through historic video footage; a virtual reality theatre experience; a walking tour of the factory’s "living roof"; and a walking tour above the actual final assembly area where Ford F-150s are made.
Q: Do you need a Henry Ford Museum admission to go on the Ford Rouge Factory Tour or see a movie at the IMAX Theater?
A: No, both the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the IMAX Theater are accessible without entering the main floor of Henry Ford Museum.
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 is playing at IMAX? Is it general admission or reserve seating?
A: The current IMAX film schedule is accessible on the IMAX Theater portion of The Henry Ford website or by calling the IMAX information hotline at (313) 271-1570. It is general admission, first come, first serve seating.
Q: Does the Henry Ford IMAX Theatre get every large screen (IMAX) film? Are all films in 3D?
A: The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre is the largest screen theatre in the region with 3D capability. We have the very latest in 2D / 3D film and sound technology. You simply have not seen and heard a giant screen film until you have seen and heard it here! We select films based on audience appeal and alignment to the mission of The Henry Ford, which means we do not select every IMAX (large screen format) film. Also, not every film is converted to IMAX (large screen format) and not every large screen format film is converted into 3D. These decisions are made by film companies and distributors and not independent IMAX theatres like The Henry Ford. Be sure to check our phone or website listings for what is showing or coming soon. If the film does not have “3D” at the end of the title, it is not in 3D format.
Q: How do I donate an artifact?
A: The collections of The Henry Ford, defined as objects, photographs, books, periodicals, manuscripts, moving images, and recordings, are the primary tools and resources for providing authentic, effective historical experiences.
Please use this procedure for all potential object donations or purchases for The Henry Ford's collections. We follow this policy to maintain the integrity of the museum's collections and to ensure the safety of an artifact before officially accepted into the collections:
- Submit all potential donations or purchases in writing, directed to the Benson Ford Research Center (see contact information below).
- Describe the object, including any model numbers, manufacturers' names, and the measurements.
- Write a short statement about the owner’s intention to donate or sell the object.
- Include a photograph or photocopy of the object with your letter.
Once the Benson Ford Research Center receives your written proposal, staff assigns a tracking number and forwards the letter to the curator in charge of the appropriate object area. The curator researches the history of the object and determines if the object meets the criteria established by the museum for acceptance into the collections. The criteria include but are not limited to whether the artifact advances the museum's mission statement. When an object meets the criteria, the curator then recommends a proposed object to the Collections Committee, which is responsible for shaping and developing the museum's collections. The committee then approves or rejects the proposed object. This process often takes many weeks. We appreciate your patience.
Do not bring any artifact to The Henry Ford before contacting us in writing.
Please send your potential object donation letter to:
Benson Ford Research Center
The Henry Ford
P.O. Box 1970
Dearborn, MI 48121-1970 USA
fax: (313) 982-6244
Thank you for your interest in the collections of The Henry Ford!
Q: Do you do appraisals? (BFRC)
A: Appraisal of Items:
The Henry Ford does not offer an appraisal service, but there are organizations that can direct you to a reputable antique dealer in your area. Appraisers often specialize in a particular field. In order to locate a professional in the field in which you are particularly interested, we suggest that you contact one (or both) of the following national organizations for specific information.
Q: Are all the cars in Henry Ford Museum Fords?
A: No, our collection is a kaleidoscope of many cars important in the evolution of the automotive industry and culture in America and across the world.
For a full list of conduct guidelines while visiting The Henry Ford, please click here.