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“Henry Ford Museum: Titanic- The Artifact Exhibit through Sept 30 2012”
Review of The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Dearborn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2012

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking, the Titanic exhibit showcases 300 artifacts that have been recovered during numerous diving expeditions to the ship, which still lies on the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The ship's construction, passenger biographies, arrangement of the artifacts and ship information is very well organized! The difference in first, second and third class is interesting. Several short video clips show the ship on the ocean's floor. A touchable iceberg allows you to feel the water's temperature on that fatal day. We did not use the audio headsets, but read the wall posters arranged throughout the exhibit.

Entry to the exhibit is timed to avoid overcrowding. Tickets include all day entry to the Museum and a timed entry ticket to the Titanic exhibit. I suggest purchasing tickets ahead of time and plan your Titanic visit early or late in the day. Allow at least 90 minutes to adequately view the exhibit. Also, if you're interested in either Imax movie, check movie times versus viewing the exhibit.

Two Titanic movies are showing at the Imax - James Cameron's 1997 Titanic in 3D and Titanica, a docudrama which includes ship construction, sea trials and images of the ship during diving exhibitions. Movie tickets are an extra charge from museum/exhibit entry fee.

The Museum is also featuring Titanic Tuesdays - a speakers and authors lecture series - check the website for further information.

This is an exhibition you don't want to miss!

6  Thank LovetoWalk51
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Great to visit-so entertaining and interesting! Many exhibits and objects to view.

1  Thank Ruth V
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We had a very enjoyable week end in Dearborn visiting the Henry Ford Museum and grounds. May was a great time to go before schools let out and our days were mild. The first day we toured the inside of the museum and saw the old model cars and railroads, concept homes from the 1940's and 1950's, furniture from the different decades and much more. They have a neat cafeteria to eat in that includes standard things like hamburgers, barbecue beef sandwiches, pasta and pizza and also some "health conscious" foods as well. The following day was spent outdoors looking at vintage stores and touring homes where famous authors and notables lived as well as seeing the Edison lab. Don't miss the train ride around the grounds or for fun take a drive in a model-t car.

2  Thank Lyndsey4
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

I am soo lucky to live only a 15 minute ride from this place. It is like taking a trip on a time machine back to the 1800s in America. In the museum you can see Lincoln's chair and the car Kennedy was assassinated in. You can visit little vinettes from each decade starting with the year 1900 which shows life at home complete with vintage furniture, radios, old TVs. It's especially fun to go to the decade you grew up in. Such memories. Outside you can visit the Wright brothers Cycle shop and Edison's Lab. Don't miss this place!

Thank Lori G
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

This was my first time to The Henry Ford and considering it was the first day that the Titanic Exhibit was open, it was very busy. That is my only complaint and I figured it would be busy and went anyway so I can't really complain. The Titanic exhibit was neat to see but you couldn't really study the objects because there were wall to wall people trying to look at the items. We really enjoyed the Driving America exhibit as my husband is a car buff. We had lunch at the Weinermobile and it was very good and not too steep in price, you normally pay a small forture for food in a museum.

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