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Travel through time and take a visit to the Cultural Center in Midtown to explore the Detroit Historical Museum.
If you think history isn’t fun, you haven’t been to the Detroit Historical Museum. The museum brings Detroit’s history to life in fun, innovative and interactive ways all ages will enjoy. Start your tour on the ground floor and take a stroll through the streets of old Detroit. Stop into shops like Strohs and Kresge to see what life was like over 100 years ago. You can also watch and engage with the model train display. The lower level also houses a temporary exhibit space, currently you can experience Boom Town Detroit – life in the 1920s.
The main level of the museum takes guests on specific journeys to Detroit’s past: the Frontier, Underground Railroad, Arsenal of Democracy and the civil unrest of the 1960s. You’ll also find displays and interactive exhibits featuring the things (cars) and people (Temptations) you know and love in the Motor City and Motor City Music galleries.
Let the past inspire your future in the Gallery of Innovation. Learn about scientists and engineers who shaped our world and have fun creating cars on the interactive touch screens. You’ll also find the Electronic Music Festival tribute featuring displays and music for a family dance party in the community gallery.
Museum tickets can be reserved in advance online. Admission is $10 for guests ages 7 and older. Kids 6 and under are FREE!
Detroit Historical Museum // 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
- Monday – Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm
- Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
Parking: When you visit the museum you can park in front of the museum on Kirby Street (download the ParkDetroit App) or in the parking lot next to the museum on Kirby Street. There’s a $9 flat rate during museum hours.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..