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Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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A 'must see' in Detroit

Young couple and first time visitors to Detroit. This museum was both informative and interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Like walking back in time through the streets of Detroit

Start on the lower ground floor to walk the streets and visit the shops and the model... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Motor City Exhibition, where visitors see how a Cadillac is assembled, is just one of the many interesting displays at this museum dedicated to telling the story of Detroit.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Young couple and first time visitors to Detroit. This museum was both informative and interesting. There is so much about Detroits history we didn't know before we came. It is a free museum but deserves a grand donation.

Thank Beacon0405
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start on the lower ground floor to walk the streets and visit the shops and the model railway. Continue upstairs to experience the history of the city from the early days almost to the present. Lots to see and read. Definitely recommended.

Thank lordgarner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Detroit Historical Museum is worth a visit if you like history. It focuses on the industrialization of Detroit, with a fair amount of coverage of Detroit’s role in the music industry. No charge for entry, three levels, doable in two hours or so. Easy...More

Thank traveler-Sej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DHM isn't your typical museum. It's interactive and has a lot really nice displays. Obviously it chronicles Detroit, so if you love the D then you probably will enjoy yourself. Allow around 2-3 hours for the tour. This is good place for ages 10 and...More

Thank charlesfrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I visited the Detroit Historical Museum (DHM) on a Sunday afternoon in early July 2017. Incredibly, admission to the museum is free! (Donations are accepted, of course.) It is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays...More

Thank fluffnfold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy history and I personally found some really fascinating exhibits. Experiencing the recreation of Detroit in the 1800s is a reason to visit this alone. The 67 exhibition is well put together and is an important part of Detroit and American history. All in...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a well prepared, thoughtful, thorough and balanced Exhibit for the 67 Riot. It was amazing the political, housing, economic and historic factors that led up to this time in our city's history. Especially loved the interactive word blocks demonstrating how the words a journalist...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Our company visited as a group and toured the museum. The guide was knowledgeable and kept a nice pace. Learned a lot, throughly enjoyed the museum and will return with family.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had visitors in for a long weekend and were looking for things to do. We wandered around downtown for a bit, then decided to go to the historical museum. Since we were on Woodward near Comerica Park and the car was already parked, we...More

Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Loved it! So much to see and do. A great place to take kids on the weekend or a day off school. They do a great job of displaying the history of Detroit

Thank Beverly P
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17 December 2014|
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Response from maryloustrain | Reviewed this property |
Suggest that you call the museum directly as they are most likely to know.