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The Henry Ford

Your Guide to a Safe and Inspiring Visit
This page was last updated on October 4, 2021.
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In alignment with current statewide policies, The Henry Ford will continue to enforce the safety protocols outlined on this page for all guests.

We appreciate your patience during this time and thank you for supporting The Henry Ford.

Please email info@thehenryford.org regarding any concerns about your upcoming visit.


Operating Schedule


Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Operating Hours

Open Daily

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Greenfield Village

Operating Hours

October 7 – 31:

Members-Only Picnic Days 
Thursday-Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 5-28:

Open to Public
Friday-Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Operating Hours 

Open Monday-Saturday

9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Last tour bus departs at 3 p.m.

Giant Screen Experience

Operating Hours

Open Thursday-Monday

Film times vary.



Tickets & Reservations


Policies are subject to change to prioritize the health and safety of our members, guests and staff.

MEMBERS

Member tickets or reservations are not required to visit Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation or Greenfield Village, just show your valid membership card with photo ID at the gates / entrances. Member tickets for the Giant Screen Experience are free, and can be picked up onsite the day of your visit.

Members-Only Picnic Days in Greenfield Village
Thursdays-Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tickets to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience are available for advance purchase online. Or consider supporting The Henry Ford with annual membership and enjoy unlimited free visits to the museum, village and giant screen, plus free parking and discounts on dining, shopping and special events.

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What to Expect



For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we have temporarily altered select museum and village experiences. Please review the maps below prior to your visit.

Museum Map - What to Expect - Welcome Back Village Map - What to Expect - Welcome Back

FAQs


Health & Safety


These guidelines reflect the current regulations and recommendations of the State of Michigan and are subject to change according to any changes the state may announce before or after our venues open.



Reserving & Purchasing Tickets


Current & Prospective Members


Nonmember Guests



Onsite Experiences




COVID-19 Canceled Events and Refund Information




General Policies




Do I need to wear a face mask?

To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, we recommend that all guests, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors and outdoors when not socially distanced while visiting Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village or the Giant Screen Experience.

All guests age 2 and older regardless of vaccination status visiting the Ford Rouge Factory Tour must wear a mask throughout your entire experience including bus trip, in alignment with Ford Motor Company and United Auto Worker’ policies.

Do I need to maintain social distancing guidelines?

Yes. All members and guests visiting any venue or experience at The Henry Ford must abide by social distancing guidelines, keeping at least 6 feet away from staff and other guests/parties.

Floor decals that determine spacing will be placed throughout our venues to assist guests in areas where crowding or lines are expected. We ask that all guests abide by these spacing markers.

Please note that guests do not need to social distance within their own parties.

What cleaning and sanitation efforts will be in place?
An increased number of cleaning staff will be on-site to ensure that all surfaces, restrooms and restaurants are consistently disinfected. In addition, hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout each venue for guests to use.
Is The Henry Ford implementing staff safety procedures?
All staff and volunteers are required to wear face masks while indoors and outdoors when not socially distanced.
What other safety precautions are encouraged from guests?

The Henry Ford is committed to creating as many touch-free experiences as possible, so the following actions are suggested from our guests:

  • In order to limit on-site staff interaction, as well as prioritize entry, all members and guests should reserve or purchase tickets prior to their visit online.
  • We ask that all guests abide by the safety information conveyed on-site, whether through signage, floor decals or staff instruction.
Do members have to reserve tickets in advance?

Member tickets or reservations are not currently required to visit Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation or Greenfield Village, just show your valid membership card with photo ID at the gates / entrances. Member tickets for the Giant Screen Experience are free, and can be picked up onsite the day of your visit.

Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend that members purchase their discounted, timed Ford Rouge Factory Tour tickets online in advance.

Can I use my Member Guest Passes?
Yes! Member Guests Passes are accepted and welcomed onsite, no advance reservations are needed.
If I have a Flex membership, can I bring guests?
Yes! Any guests covered by your membership are welcome. If your membership does not include the Flex option, but you would like to bring guests, you can upgrade your membership by calling the Contact Center at 313.982.6001.
My membership expired during The Henry Ford’s closure; will it be extended?
Yes. All memberships active between March 13 and July 2, 2020, have been automatically extended for the length of our closure (111 days). Extensions were activated on June 19, 2020.
I purchased a new membership during The Henry Ford’s closure; will it be extended?
Yes. All memberships active between March 13 and July 2, 2020, have been automatically extended for the length of our closure (111 days). Extensions were activated on June 19, 2020.
Can I park in the VIP Eagle Tavern parking lot?
VIP Eagle Tavern parking is now available for all donor society members. Please note that the Eagle Tavern lot may not be available during special events.
When can members visit Greenfield Village?

Members are invited to visit Greenfield Village Thursdays-Sundays in October, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for Members-Only Picnic Days. Pack a picnic to enjoy a serene walk through the grounds while the village is closed for daytime operations. Learn more here.

What is the ticketing procedure for nonmember guests?

To avoid waiting in lines and due to limited capacities on some venues, we highly recommend purchasing advance tickets online for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience.

Daily tickets are redeemable only on the date chosen and printed on the ticket.
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Do I have to purchase advance tickets online?
Since capacities are limited, we highly recommend purchasing advance tickets online. However, purchases can be made on-site pending venue availability.
Can I exchange my daily ticket for another date?
Yes, one change to an alternative date will be permitted due to illness or injury. If you’d like to request an exchange, please reach out to the Contact Center for assistance. You can also redeem your daily ticket toward a membership for a year of free admission.
Can I make a group reservation?
Yes! Please contact our Contact Center at 313.982.6001 and press 1, or reach out via email to reservationcenter@thehenryford.org.
Are all on-site exhibitions and experiences open?

For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we have temporarily altered select museum experiences. Please review the maps below prior to your visit.

MUSEUM MAP
VILLAGE MAP 
Are tours, docents and historic presenters on-site?

Although we are limiting the number of docents, volunteers and historic presenters in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and Ford Rouge Factory Tour, a number of interpretive guides are on-site.

Will restrooms be open?
Yes, restrooms will be open to the public and cleaned regularly.
Are on-site restaurants open?

Yes, the following restaurants are open by venue. We hope to bring back additional dining experiences throughout the season as conditions permit.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation:
  • Plum Market Kitchen: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Giant Screen Concessions: Open during showtimes.


Greenfield Village:
  • A Taste of History: Closed
  • Frozen Custard: Closed
  • Eagle Tavern: Closed 
Are on-site retail stores open?
Yes, the following retail stores are open by venue:

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation:
  • Museum Store: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is not required to shop at the Museum Store.
  • Genius at Play: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Greenfield Village:
  • Village Store: Closed
  • Liberty Craftworks Store: Closed
What should I expect when visiting the Giant Screen Experience?

Giant Screen Experience offers a state-of-the-art 4K digital projection, sound and seating experience with many films in 3D.

For complete safety policies and what to expect during your visit, click here.

What should I expect when visiting the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?

Ford Rouge Factory Tour is comprised a five-part tour, which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dearborn Truck Plant, a look at the history of the Ford Rouge Factory through historic video footage, a virtual reality theater experience, a walking tour of the factory’s living roof and more.

For complete safety policies and what to expect during your visit, here.

What historic rides are available in Greenfield Village?

Historic Model T, locomotive and carousel rides will not be operational during Member-Only Picnic Days (Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

Is the Greenfield Village playground open?

The playground will be closed during Member-Only Picnic Days (Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

Is the Greenfield Village’s Herschell-Spillman Carousel open?

The carousel will be closed during Member-Only Picnic Days (Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

What THF events are currently canceled for 2021?


  • Civil War Remembrance
  • Day Out With Thomas
  • Maker Faire Detroit
If I purchased a ticket for an event that was canceled, will I receive a refund?
Tickets or registrations for events that have been canceled have been, or will be, fully refunded. Please reach out to our Contact Center for more information.
Is there a time limit for my visit?
There is no time limit for your visit.
Can I visit multiple venues at once?

Guests can visit multiple venues during their visit, availability permitting.

Does one ticket include everything?

Separate tickets are required to visit Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience. However, combo tickets are available for purchase, allowing you to visit multiple venues at a discounted rate.

Additionally, Giant Screen Experience and Ford Rouge Factory Tour are accessible without admission to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Are electric scooters, wheelchairs and wagons available to rent?
Yes. Electric scooters, wheelchairs and wagons are available to rent and can be picked up at the front of the museum’s Welcome Center or to the left of Greenfield Village ticketing booths.
Is outside food and drink allowed?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a small amount of food or beverage into The Henry Ford; however, we have many on-site 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.
Is personal photography allowed at The Henry Ford?

Personal photography policies vary by venue:

  • Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: Permitted with daily admission.
  • Greenfield Village: Permitted with daily admission.
  • Ford Rouge Factory Tour: Permitted with daily admission in the Legacy Gallery and Observation Deck; strictly prohibited in both theaters and within the Dearborn Truck Plant.
  • Giant Screen Experience: Photography and video recording is strictly prohibited.

Face masks and coverings may not be removed while taking a photo.

Selfie sticks are not permitted in all venues.

Is professional photography allowed at The Henry Ford?

Limited professional photography, for personal use only, is allowed for individuals, including senior and engagement photos, during your visit to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and/or Greenfield Village with daily admission.

Face masks and covering may not be removed while taking a photo.

Photography cannot block or disrupt other guests or operations. No professional lighting or umbrellas are allowed.

No professional photography is allowed for groups, including weddings, unless in conjunction with a ceremony or reception booked at The Henry Ford.

Are pets allowed at The Henry Ford?

The Henry Ford abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and allows service animals — animals trained to perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability — into all public areas. Service animals are required to be under control at all times by their owners by being harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the animal’s work or the owner’s disability. In such cases, the owner must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls.

The owner of a service animal may be asked to remove the animal from the premises if the owner does not take effective action to control it or if the animal is not housebroken. If the animal’s behavior warrants its removal from The Henry Ford, the animal’s handler may continue their visit without the animal. Please note that service animals will be in close proximity to animals in Greenfield Village, including horses, sheep and chickens.

The Henry Ford abides by the ADA regarding the admission of service animals based on their ability to perform a specific task. Animals regarded as comfort animals, therapy animals, companion animals or emotional support animals are not service animals as defined by the ADA. Therefore, they are not allowed at The Henry Ford.

What is your policy on smoking?

Effective May 1, 2010, Michigan state law prohibits smoking in areas controlled by a state or local government agency, places of employment, restaurants, bars and hotels. Smoking on The Henry Ford properties is prohibited except in designated areas. Designated areas are signed as such.

  • Guests to The Henry Ford may smoke in their vehicles.
  • Guests to Greenfield Village and Benson Ford Research Center are permitted to smoke in the area outside Greenfield Village and the Benson Ford Research Center on the sidewalk next to the yellow service gate on Lovett Road.
  • Guests inside Greenfield Village are permitted to smoke:
    • On the asphalt near the gate between the Edison statue and the Tintype Studio.
    • On the sidewalk between the entrance to A Taste of History restaurant and the Stone Mill.
  • Guests to Ford Rouge Factory Tour are permitted to smoke outside in front of the building on the plant side of the entrance. This applies to daytime visits and evening events.

Guests who smoke in nonsmoking areas of The Henry Ford will be asked to stop and move to the areas where smoking is permitted. Guests who do not comply will be asked to leave The Henry Ford premises.

What do I need to know about accessibility at The Henry Ford?

Please visit our accessibility page to find answers to common questions about accessibility at The Henry Ford.

How do I donate an artifact?

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 being 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 the letter.

Once the Benson Ford Research Center receives your written proposal, staff members assign a tracking number and forward 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
E-mail: research.center@TheHenryFord.org

Do you do appraisals?

The Henry Ford does not offer appraisal services, but below 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 of the following national organizations for specific information.

American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125

Herndon, VA 20170
703.478.2287
FAX: 703.742.8471
Email: asainfo@appraisers.org

Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Ave. South, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10016
212.889.5404
FAX: 212.889.5503
Website: appraisersassociation.org tp://www.appraisersassociation.org/

What is The Henry Ford's Code of Conduct, Rules & Regulations for Guests?

The Henry Ford seeks to provide a world-class history attraction experience in an environment that is safe, clean and comfortable. To accomplish this, we have adopted a Code of Conduct, Rules & Regulations for our guests. Any behavior that is disruptive to the experience of other visitors or is destructive to exhibits, artifacts or the general facilities cannot be tolerated. Persons who violate these rules will be asked to leave the premises and may lose membership and/or admittance privileges. Violations perceived as criminal may result in arrest and prosecution.

What is a membership?

Memberships to The Henry Ford include annual passes for unlimited entry to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and traditional films at our Giant Screen Experience, plus discounts on tickets to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and special events. Membership also includes free parking, discounts for dining and shopping and a digital subscription to The Henry Ford Magazine. Add a ride pass to any standard membership for unlimited rides on our historic transportation for anyone covered by your membership. See more information about membership here.



Because of ever-changing health and safety guidelines and the unique complexities of The Henry Ford’s immersive environments and programs, all policies will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and updated as needed. All venues will have limited capacity until further notice. All information is subject to change.



This page was last updated on October 4, 2021.