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Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
+1 313-833-7935
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Brings pride to Detroit

I enjoy history and I personally found some really fascinating exhibits. Experiencing the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David M
Oslo, Norway
Informative 67 Exhibit

What a well prepared, thoughtful, thorough and balanced Exhibit for the 67 Riot. It was amazing the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue S
Ortonville, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • 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 2 days ago

I enjoy history and I personally found some really fascinating exhibits. Experiencing the recreation of Detroit in the 1800s is a reason to visit this alone. The 67 exhibition is well put together and is an important part of Detroit and American history. All in...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a well prepared, thoughtful, thorough and balanced Exhibit for the 67 Riot. It was amazing the political, housing, economic and historic factors that led up to this time in our city's history. Especially loved the interactive word blocks demonstrating how the words a journalist...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our company visited as a group and toured the museum. The guide was knowledgeable and kept a nice pace. Learned a lot, throughly enjoyed the museum and will return with family.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visitors in for a long weekend and were looking for things to do. We wandered around downtown for a bit, then decided to go to the historical museum. Since we were on Woodward near Comerica Park and the car was already parked, we...More

Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it! So much to see and do. A great place to take kids on the weekend or a day off school. They do a great job of displaying the history of Detroit

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The exhibit about the 1967 uprising/riot/revolt was very timely given the current state of our country. Enjoyed it though needed at least 2 hours not 1.

Thank jujubee2017
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Very good. 7 parking but otherwise free. Great review of Detroit history in all aspects but seems like an obit for a once proud city.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The museum has been remodeled and updated. Very good displays of all downtown and Detroit happenings. Basement has a replica of the old city complete with cobblestone streets. Great family venue. Parking next to museum.

Thank karlcat2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stumbled on this museum after watching the morning news profiling it. It was great. Located across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts, it is a great addition to that museum experience or would be great by itself. All about Detroit; its history...More

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I made a special trip to the Detroit Historical Society to see the 1967 exhibit about the social unrest in Detroit in 1967. Very interesting photos, videos and exhibits.

Thank DogDoggie
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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.