COVID-19 Updates

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This page was last updated on May 15, 2020. 



As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to impact our world, our nation and now our state, our organization has been evaluating and exploring all options regarding our venues and operations.

In alignment with the current statewide closures of schools, attractions and large public gatherings, all public venues of The Henry Ford will remain closed through Sunday, June 28, 2020. This includes the closing of Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the Giant Screen Experience and the Benson Ford Research Center. In addition, all private catered events are canceled during this time.

While we do not have an exact date for reopening, The Henry Ford is actively planning for that day. We are focused on a gradual approach that will include new safety practices to adhere to federal, CDC and state guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of all guests and staff members.

Many of our signature events rely heavily on a large number of staff, outside participants and partners. Due to time constraints and the safety of all those who help in creating these large-scale events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone some of our signature programming for the 2020 season.

We encourage all of our guests to explore the institution’s venues, programs and collections by visiting thf.org during this public closure.

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We greatly appreciate everyone's flexibility and patience as we navigate this unprecedented circumstance together, and we thank you for your continued support of The Henry Ford.



To Our Members:

Given the difficult news that The Henry Ford will remain closed through June 28, 2020, we are extending all memberships accordingly. No action is needed from members. We value your support, and we simply want to do everything we can to show our gratitude during these times.

LETTER TO MEMBERS



Member Free Ford Rouge Factory Tour Promotion This promotion has been postponed. It will be rescheduled after the Ford Rouge reopens.
Member Preview Day at Greenfield Village, April 17 This event has been canceled. 
Member Appreciation Days, May 15-17 This event has been canceled. 


Message to Ticket Holders:

Please continue to visit our website for regular updates. Individuals who have purchased tickets to any of our venues or programs through June 28 will have the opportunity to use their ticket for another date if available, turn their purchase into a donation or receive a refund.

The Contact Center is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. EDT. Please listen to all COVID-19 closure messaging before being connected to a representative. We have a small group of remote staff available to take your call, so your patience will be appreciated as wait times may be longer than usual.

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Venue Ticket Holders:


Package or Combination Tickets: Winter Inside Access, Winter Main Attractions, All Access, Main Attractions or Hotel Vouchers. Purchased tickets will be valid for any date in 2020 after The Henry Ford reopens, regardless of the date on the ticket
Venue Tickets: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience or vouchers to any venue. Purchased tickets will be valid for any date in 2020 after The Henry Ford reopens, regardless of the date on the ticket.


Special Event & Exhibit Ticket Holders:


Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Preview Party, March 26 This event was canceled; guests still holding tickets for this event should contact our Contact Center for a full refund.
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, daily experience & related events,
March 28 -September 7
Dates for this exhibition are being re-evaluated; an announcement will be made once a new opening date is selected. Time slot capacities will be decreased for guest safety and comfort. Tickets for dates beyond April 5 can be exchanged for new dates once the opening date has been announced. Please stay tuned to your email and this web page for an announcement.
Day Out With Thomas™, Railroader's Breakfast, and related events,
April 24-26, May 2-3 & May 8-10
This event has been rescheduled to the following dates: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, and Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26. We have also reduced the capacity of each time slot for guest safety and comfort. Ticket holders will be contacted via email for instructions on how to exchange tickets for the new dates.
Civil War Remembrance, May 23-25 This event was canceled for 2020. Greenfield Village tickets will be valid for any date in 2020 after The Henry Ford reopens, regardless of the date on the ticket.
Historic Base Ball & World Tournament of Historic Base Ball This event was canceled for 2020. Greenfield Village tickets will be valid for any date in 2020 after The Henry Ford reopens, regardless of the date on the ticket.
Motor Muster, June 20-21 This event was canceled for 2020. Greenfield Village tickets will be valid for any date in 2020 after The Henry Ford reopens, regardless of the date on the ticket.
Henry Ford Summer Camps This experience was canceled for 2020. Refunds will be processed by May 29. If after May 29 you do not see a refund on your credit card statement, please contact our Contact Center.
Salute to America, June 30, July 1-4 This event is being re-evaluated for 2020 with our partners. Stay tuned to your email and this web page for an announcement.
Maker Faire Detroit, July 25-26 Maker Faire Detroit 2020 was canceled. Our commitment to innovation learning and the maker community remains steadfast. We are seeking new ways to integrate makers into our programs when we reopen.
Old Car Festival, September 12-13 This event is being re-evaluated for 2020 with our partners. Stay tuned to your email and this web page for an announcement.


This page was last updated on May 15, 2020. 

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