Henry Ford's
Model T

Trace the life of Henry Ford and see the home where he was born, his Bagley Avenue workshop, and more.

Highlights

Model T Ride

Hop aboard a Model T.

 Activity Greenfield Village  

Model T Ride

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You’ve seen what made Ford famous, now it’s time to experience the car of the 20th century.  

Stop by Henry Ford’s Model T District and take a ride in a vintage Model T. See Greenfield Village from a whole new perspective as you coast in the first affordable, mass-produced automobile. The T seats  5 so plan accordingly. Tickets required.

 

Ford Home

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Artifact

Farmhouse

Date Made

1861

Summary

Henry Ford was born in this farmhouse on July 30, 1863. The house stood near the corner of present-day Ford and Greenfield Roads in Dearborn. Ford grew up in the house and moved out at age 16 to find work in Detroit. He restored the farmhouse in 1919 and moved it to Greenfield Village in 1944.

Object ID

44.158.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry & Clara Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Ford Motor Company (Mack Avenue Plant)

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Ford Motor Company (Mack Avenue Plant)

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Artifact

Factory (Structure)

Date Made

1945

Summary

Henry Ford's third automobile company, formed in 1903, set up shop in a former wagon factory on Detroit's Mack Avenue. Ford's small crew assembled Model As from components made elsewhere. Within 18 months, Ford Motor Company moved to a larger facility on Piquette Avenue. This building is a replica, about one-fourth the size of the original Mack Avenue plant.

Object ID

45.121.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company (Mack Avenue Plant)

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Bagley Avenue Workshop

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Artifact

Workshop (Work space)

Date Made

1933

Summary

Henry Ford transformed the storage shed behind his family's rented duplex at 58 Bagley Avenue in Detroit into a workshop. Here, in 1896, he built his first car -- the "Quadricycle." In 1933, Ford reconstructed the shed in Greenfield Village. The original shed had been torn down, so he used bricks from a wall of the Bagley Avenue residence instead.

Object ID

33.707.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Henry Ford Theater (Edsel Ford Workshop)

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Henry Ford Theater (Edsel Ford Workshop)

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Artifact

Workshop (Work space)

Date Made

1943-1944

Summary

When Edsel Ford passed away in 1943, Henry and Clara Ford constructed this building to memorialize their son. It was based on a workshop that father and son shared above the garage at the family home in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood, where the Fords lived while Edsel was a teenager. The short posts framing the door are from the original site.

Object ID

44.160.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Henry Ford Theater (Edsel Ford Workshop)

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Miller School

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Artifact

Schoolhouse

Date Made

1943

Summary

Henry Ford attended Miller School at age nine. He followed a favorite teacher, John Chapman, there from the Scotch Settlement School. The small, one-room building was typical of rural schools throughout the United States in the 1800s. Ford had this replica built in Greenfield Village in the early 1940s.

Object ID

43.153.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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Henry Ford's Model T

Henry Ford's Childhood Home

The house where young Henry spent his childhood.  

Bagley Avenue Workshop

A reconstruction of the shop where Henry Ford created his first automobile.  

Model T

Later versions of Henry Ford's famous Model T were only available in black.