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Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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Views of Detroit's Past

We enjoyed other exhibits but especially enjoyed the exhibit on the lower level that had stores and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian M
Cockeysville, Maryland
Best of all the museums we visited

We visited three local museums during our stay in Detroit. This one was by far the best including... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Douglas S
Coralville, Iowa, United States
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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 1 week ago

We enjoyed other exhibits but especially enjoyed the exhibit on the lower level that had stores and other exhibits showing what Detroit was like in the past.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited three local museums during our stay in Detroit. This one was by far the best including The Henry Ford. So much background of the history of this city in a very condensed way. The staff was great and best of all except for...More

1  Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must see in Detroit. Free to enter (donations are most welcome) and easily accessible via bus, car or by foot. The museum has many fabulous exhibitions and will keep you entertained for few hours. This history of Detroit is beautifully portrayed...More

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for to the Detroit Historical Museum for the first time today and am only upset with myself for not visiting sooner!! This museum is SO well done-- from the content of the exhibits as well as the detail put into each. Any of...More

1  Thank babsxi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem of a museum (and it's free!) is beautifully laid out, with tons of interesting details about the history of Detroit. The recreation of a street from long ago is captivating. The visit exceeded our expectations: we spent over 2 hours there.

Thank sylviaef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn and see about old Detroit. My favorite, like everyone's, is the downstairs- which is done like oldtime Detroit with a cobblestone street and replica buildings of stores, etc.

Thank robertacX8520ZT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a primer on Detroit, a great way to start a visit to the Motor City. And it is free. Nestled in amongst the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Michigan Science Center, easy to get to.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides being free and only accepting donations, A great group of exibits detailing the history of Detroit. Fun for all ages, Highly recommended ! afterwards, go visit Motown ! Makes for a Great afternoon !!!!!

Thank Caller9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All visitors to the Motor City should tour the DHM. It's always getting better, presenting fresh, new interpretations, teaching about the French, English and American aspects of Detroit. The Old Streets of Detroit is worth the visit!

Thank 2Moore
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit Detroit and going to this museum was a great start to get to know Detroit history. Surprising to have a decent museum like this for free, and even more surprising to be so empty!!!

Thank Luis M
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Hello, Did Detroit have a TV station in Dec. 1941 that would have broadcast about Pearl Harbor? if so, what were the call letters? I am editing a book and want to be certain. If not, what would have been the radio station that would have made the broadcast? Thanks so much and Happy Holidays. Ms. Remy Benoit
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.