All public entrances to The Henry Ford, including Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, Lovett Hall and Benson Ford Research Center, are wheelchair-accessible. Motorized doors are located at the Giant Screen Experience entrance to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Anderson Theater/Ford Rouge Factory Tour bus loading doors, Benson Ford Research Center and Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center.
Are there designated drop-off zones?
There are drop-off zones in front of Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (Clocktower and Giant Screen Experience entrances) as well as in front of the Greenfield Village ticket building.
Is there accessible parking at The Henry Ford?
Accessible parking is available in the west parking lot near the Welcome Center and Giant Screen Experience, and on Village Road by the Greenfield Village entrance. Be advised that on many weekends and heavily visited days, these parking spaces fill up very quickly.
Does The Henry Ford permit service animals on-site?
The Henry Ford abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and allows service animals — that is, animals trained to perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability — into all public areas. Dogs and miniature horses are the only animals recognized as service animals by federal and state law. Service animals are required to be under control at all times by their owners. This means they must be 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 animal is out of control and 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 can stay 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 because they perform a specific job. However, animals such as “comfort animals,” “therapy animals,” “companion animals" or “emotional support animals” are not service animals as defined by the ADA because they are not trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability. Therefore, they are not allowed into The Henry Ford.
Are other accessibility offerings available at The Henry Ford?
A resting room is available in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation for use by guests (i.e., as a quiet space or room for nursing mothers).
Maps of The Henry Ford are available in the following languages in addition to English: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Donald F. Kosch Village Playground in Greenfield Village is designed for the use and enjoyment of children of all abilities. Most of the activities are accessible from ground level or by ramp. There are varying sculptural swings so all children, whether fully abled or not, may enjoy them. The playground is for children ages 10 and younger and for school groups with students in preschool through second grade. For members of families, children over age 10 are permitted to use the playground when in the company of younger children. Children of any age with special needs are welcome with an adult caregiver.