Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum
More than just your average museum, The Henry Ford chronicles the historical, industrial and technological developments of the United States over the past centuries. Comprised of several different entities, the Henry Ford is a “must-see” attraction in Dearborn.
Visit Greenfield Village, where seven separate districts represent various highlights in American history, including Main Street, Working Farms, even Edison’s workshop! Each building within these districts is authentic, transplanted from its original home to Greenfield Village.
Henry Ford Museum houses a vast collection of Americana, with exhibits including furniture and home art, jewelry, agriculture and, of course, the impact of the automobile on American life. One of the newest exhibits illustrates the struggle for equality within the country, from the initial fight for independence to women’s rights and civil rights. Featured pieces include one of the few remaining copies of the Declaration of Independence, the chair President Lincoln was in the night he was assassinated, a banner from the women’s rights movement and Rosa Park’s bus.
The Henry Ford Imax Theater shows the latest releases, including classics, educational and documentaries focusing on life in America and popular culture.
The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a first-hand look of one of the most important centers for automobile development. Once the scene where cars – including the Model A – were constructed from “ore to assembly”, the Rouge Factory is the only location where the famous Mustang has ever been produced. Still a working factory, it is Ford’s largest single industrial complex.
The Benson Ford Research Center documents the American Experience through photographs, business records, advertising brochures, posters, manuscripts and many other collectibles. This incredible collection of material shows the broad scope of the American imagination in detail.
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