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Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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"Looking Back to Move Forward" exhibit

The exhibit about the 1967 uprising/riot/revolt was very timely given the current state of our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Francisco, California
Day in Detroit starts here

Very good. 7 parking but otherwise free. Great review of Detroit history in all aspects but seems... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy R
Easton, Connecticut
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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: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The exhibit about the 1967 uprising/riot/revolt was very timely given the current state of our country. Enjoyed it though needed at least 2 hours not 1.

Thank jujubee2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good. 7 parking but otherwise free. Great review of Detroit history in all aspects but seems like an obit for a once proud city.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has been remodeled and updated. Very good displays of all downtown and Detroit happenings. Basement has a replica of the old city complete with cobblestone streets. Great family venue. Parking next to museum.

Thank karlcat2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this museum after watching the morning news profiling it. It was great. Located across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts, it is a great addition to that museum experience or would be great by itself. All about Detroit; its history...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a special trip to the Detroit Historical Society to see the 1967 exhibit about the social unrest in Detroit in 1967. Very interesting photos, videos and exhibits.

Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have recreated street scenes from the 1840s, 1870's and the 1900's. There are shops and offices. This is on the lower level. The first level has an exhibit about music in Detroit. There is an exhibit about the auto industry. The second level has...More

Thank charles6346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited this museum after being out of the area for many years. Streets of Detroit were as interesting as I remembered. Also the exhibit on the riots of 1967 brought back memories. Excellent use of my time.

Thank mhw1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was very enjoyable. I took my 8 and 13 year old children and we found the exhibits interesting and informative. We spent about 2.5 hours there and feel like we saw pretty much everything. In addition to the historical aspects of the museum,...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad we decided to come here at the last minute. I have been in more museums than I can count (I'm a history teacher) and this is probably the best museum dedicated to local history I think I've been to. Although the...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Papa and I visited with our 10 year old granddaughter and each found it interesting. We spent 2 hours there with her, and would have stayed longer had it just been the two of us.

Thank Steve S
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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.