Wheelchairs and a limited number of motorized scooters are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take advance reservations for wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Rentals are available in the Welcome Center and Greenfield Village ticket building. Wheelchairs can be rented for $4.00 for the entire day, and scooters can be rented for $20.00 per day. Rentals require a current driver’s license to leave at the renting desk and completion of a rental agreement form. Please note that on busy days (holidays, large/special events and summer weekends), the motorized scooters rent out quickly and may not be available, so it may be wise to make other arrangements. Motorized scooters are not available to rent during Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village or Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village because of safety concerns. Guests must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license to operate motorized scooters. Maximum load capacity is 350 pounds. Motorized scooters rented at The Henry Ford cannot go on the Weiser Railroad in Greenfield Village
Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center upon request. Motorized scooters are not available for rent at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. However, Factory Tour buses can accommodate smaller-model personal motorized scooters.
Personal motorized wheelchairs, electric scooters and wheelchairs are welcome. We do not allow bicycles, tricycles, recreational scooters, in-line skates or roller skates of any kind.
Are children's strollers and wagons available?
You are welcome to bring your own children's strollers and small wagons into all venues of The Henry Ford. Children’s strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per day in the Welcome Center. Children’s wagons are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per day at the Greenfield Village ticket building. Rentals require a current driver’s license to leave at the renting desk. Please note that on busy days (holidays, large/special events and summer weekends), wagons rent out quickly and may not be available, so it may be wise to make other arrangements. Complimentary children’s strollers are available at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center upon request.
Are Segways permitted at The Henry Ford?
The Henry Ford recognizes that some guests with mobility impairments use Segways as mobility devices. As part of our commitment to making all reasonable efforts to ensure that our facility is accessible to guests with disabilities, individuals with mobility impairments are permitted to use Segway devices. Individuals without mobility impairments are not permitted to operate Segways at The Henry Ford. Segways must be brought by the guest. We do not rent Segways. Segways must be operated in a manner that does not compromise the safety of the user, other guests or the infrastructure of buildings. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or will need to use a Segway on your visit.
Where are accessible restrooms located?
All restroom locations in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience are wheelchair-accessible, except for those in the Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery hallway of the museum and the restroom on the first floor of Lovett Hall. A family restroom is located in the Greenfield Village ticket building. Two companion care restrooms with adult changing tables are located in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
What should I know about accessibility at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation?
All exhibits at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation are wheelchair-accessible with the exception of the following: interior of the Allegheny Locomotive cab (stairs; virtual tour available near stairway); interior of the Sperry-New Holland Combine cab (stairs); interior of the Rosa Parks Bus (stairs); and Dymaxion House (narrow doorway).
What should I know about accessibility at Greenfield Village?
All public entrances to Greenfield Village are accessible. Sidewalks throughout Greenfield Village were installed with accessible curbs. Care should be taken when crossing streets, as historic vehicles, antique bicycles and horse-drawn vehicles use our streets on a daily basis. Railroad crossings are located near the entrance of Greenfield Village and at Firestone Farm. Please approach the tracks cautiously; wheelchairs should cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle to prevent wheels from being caught and damaged. Whenever possible, wheelchairs are admitted into historic buildings. However, not all buildings can accommodate wheelchairs or electric scooters because of the physical limitations of the building (i.e., entrance steps, narrow doorways, stairs to second floors) and temporary constraints caused by ongoing conservation projects. Download a list of Greenfield Village Buildings with Limited Accessibility. Please contact us in advance for a listing of any buildings that may not be open during your visit or if you have further questions or needs.
What should I know about accessibility on Greenfield Village Historic Rides?
Access to historic rides in Greenfield Village varies by type of vehicle. The Model T's, Omnibus Shuttle, 1931 Ford Model AA Bus and Herschell-Spillman Carousel require transfer from wheelchair, scooter, or stroller to the seat of the vehicle. The Weiser Railroad has a wheelchair or motorized scooter lift that is limited to 500 pounds. Motorized scooters rented in Greenfield Village cannot fit on the train. You are welcome to transfer from your motorized scooter to the train and leave your scooter for pickup later, when the train returns to the stop where you left it.
What should I know about accessibility at Ford Rouge Factory Tour?
Ford Rouge Factory Tour buses are wheelchair-accessible. Our buses can accommodate smaller-model electric scooters. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the Factory Tour Visitor Center upon request. All exhibit areas of the Visitor Center and factory walkways are accessible.
What should I know about accessibility at the Giant Screen Experience?
Giant Screen Experience has stadium seating that includes stairs upon entering or exiting. For those who are unable to climb stairs, an elevator is available for assistance. An employee or volunteer will accompany the guest and one companion to the elevator and into the theater. Please make inquiries upon arrival to any cashier, ticket attendant or Giant Screen Experience host. A limited number of spaces are held specifically for wheelchairs for our guests who wish to stay with, or who are unable to leave, their wheelchairs. Each of those spaces has seats for a companion or aide.
What should I know about accessibility at Lovett Hall?
Motorized doors are available at both north and south entrances to Lovett Hall, and both entrances are wheelchair-accessible. An elevator is available for second-floor (ballroom) access. Please see a Henry Ford staff member for assistance with locating and using the elevator.
What should I know about accessibility at Benson Ford Research Center?
Motorized doors are available at the south entrance to the Benson Ford Research Center, near the Greenfield Village entrance and directly across from Josephine Ford Plaza. All areas of the research center and reading library are wheelchair-accessible. A public elevator is available for second-floor access.