Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Pop open the hood on game-changing technology, sustainable design and sheer American grit at America’s greatest manufacturing experience. Get an inside look at the most iconic moments of American manufacturing history, and immerse yourself in modern manufacturing’s most progressive concepts. This is where big ideas gain momentum.
Rev up your inner engineer in a five-part experience at a legendary factory — Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Truck Plant.
Walk through the Legacy Gallery and Electric Vehicle Display, and look back at the iconic vehicles manufactured at the Rouge complex, all while looking ahead to automaking’s electric future. Take a seat in our Legacy Theater to learn more about the history of Ford Motor Company. Feel the force of modern engineering in the multisensory Manufacturing Innovation Theater. Travel up to the observation deck for sweeping views of the historic Rouge Complex and one of the world’s largest living roofs. Step into the elevated plant walkway for a look at where the legendary Ford F-150 is assembled.
A true model of 21st-century sustainable design, Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant showcases how community, business and the environment can thrive together in a single environment. Start to finish, Ford Rouge Factory Tour offers awe-inspiring encounters with America’s celebrated manufacturing past, present and future, plus a look into the sheer scale of a working auto factory.
5-Part Experience View Map
Learn about the history of the challenges and triumphs of the Ford Motor Company, including the storied partnership between management and labor at the historic Rouge Complex. Details
Manufacturing Innovation Theater
A multisensory representation of the manufacturing experience, from concept to highway, filled with jaw-dropping special effects. Details
Observation Deck Overlooking the Living Roof
View the massive network of production facilities that make up the Rouge, including a bird’s-eye view of Ford Motor Company’s innovative living roof. Planted with a drought-resistant groundcover, the living roof spans 454,000 square feet. Details
Walk the elevated walkway over the Dearborn Truck Plant’s lean and flexible final assembly line, where the aluminum-body F-150 is made. (Please note that the schedule for active vehicle assembly varies and is not guaranteed.) Details
Legacy and Electric Vehicle Gallery
View historic vehicles manufactured at the Rouge during the 20th century, Look to the future and hop in the new Ford F-150 Lighting, the world’s first electric pickup truck. Details
Seasonal Living Lab Environmental Area
See sustainable design in action. Discover how natural processes deal with water, soil and air challenges at the Rouge. (Please note that this experience is seasonal.) Details
Featured: Manufacturing Innovation Theater
Celebrating the engineering ingenuity behind the production of the all-new aluminum-body Ford F-150 truck, the multisensory Manufacturing Innovation Theater comes complete with vibrating seats, gusts of wind, 3D projection mapping, winking robots and much more.
Active Assembly Information
Ford Rouge Factory Tour is an experience housed within Ford Motor Company's Dearborn Truck Plant in partnership with The Henry Ford and the United Auto Workers union.
The Dearborn Truck Plant is a real working factory. As a result, there are many factors that can cause inconsistent active assembly hours. This includes vehicle demand, supply shortages, factory floor renovations and construction, and staffing considerations. The Dearborn Truck Plant does not build vehicles during daily breaks, shift changes, holidays and weekends.
Please note that The Henry Ford cannot control Ford Motor Company’s production schedule and cannot guarantee that guests will see the assembly line in full operation during their visit. The Henry Ford is also not able to refund tickets in the event that vehicles are not being actively assembled.
Regardless of whether vehicles are being actively assembled, guests will be able to view the Dearborn Truck Plant’s final assembly area via a fully accessible suspended walkway at all times. The final assembly area is only one part of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour’s 5-part experience. All other parts of the tour remain unaffected.
The Dearborn Truck Plant will not be in active assembly during these dates in 2023, following the plant’s holiday and maintenance schedule. The dates include but aren’t limited to:
- January 16
- April 10
- May 29
- July 3-9
- September 2-4
- November 7
- November 11
- November 23-26
- December 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024
In addition, active assembly is not available on Saturdays, effective August 1, 2023.
The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is also entirely closed on the following dates in 2023:
- All Sundays
- March 13
- November 23
- December 25