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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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The automotive way of life begins

It is such a stroke of luck that this building is still here to be experienced. The building has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, TX
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Awesome Early Auto Evolution Experience

The tour guide has a rich collection of trivia for various cars including how many still exist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carmel, Indiana
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Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New...more
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461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI 48202-3547
+1 313-872-8759
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is such a stroke of luck that this building is still here to be experienced. The building has had just a little restoration and still is original enough to picture a car being built. The cars on display are interesting and shiny. Anyone who...More

Thank slix1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide has a rich collection of trivia for various cars including how many still exist today and what the latest auction price was. He answered 100% of the guests questions. The film is 15 minutes followed by a 90 minute tour of two...More

Thank joeandjill2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not the car person, my husband is. That being said, this was still a really cool place. I'd highly recommend the tour. Tom and Jerry are enthusiastic and have more knowledge than is sharable in a couple hours.

Thank melissa w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend insisted we go here, and I wasn't quite convinced... 3 and a half hours later, I was walking out with a giddy smily on my face. As the original factory that Ford built, there is SO much history in this building. They have...More

1  Thank techienerd63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to the museum was an unexpected highlight of our trip. A Great and beautiful historic building. Every model built there represented on the floor.Tour guide Jerry shared a wealth of information and was very engaging/ entertaining to listen to. Learned about the important...More

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to the Ford Piquette Plant on a rainy Sunday in September and I was very impressed. There was lots of information about Henry Ford and the early part of the Ford Motor Company. We took the tour, which I would strongly recommend, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour guide, Tom, did a great job giving the tour. Extremely interesting museum. Highly recommend this for a visit.

Thank Curleytoes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good tour for those needing an intro to Ford, to early automotive history, to social change.Thanks to a collector, museum has several rare early alphabet cars on 5 year loan. Tour itself is extensive, but there's so MUCH history here that it's tough to...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I own an Edge and wanted to drive her from NJ to the birthplace of Ford. Loved seeing this plant, loved the cars, loved the history. Detroit is an awesome city. Seriously, people along our vacation kept asking why we were going to Detroit, but...More

Thank Warmtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kudos to the people whose hard work captured the history of this almost forgotten factory - the place where the Model T's assembly line changed America. Beautiful examples of early Fords on display, tours led by highly-informed guides. I'll go back.

Thank Mark H
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9 May 2018|
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Response from michellerg521 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. Our tour group also had box lunches catered in so we were able to use the hall area that is rented out for occasions
4 April 2018|
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Response from pinkiesplace | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think that most kids (especially if they like cars) would enjoy this place as it is full of old cars, offers a lot of information on the evolution of the automobile industry, and is all jam-packed in a historical... More
18 March 2018|
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Response from michellerg521 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. It is staffed by volunteers so I would check the website or call in advance. It is worth the visit