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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Place but tour could be shorter

The video they play and see of the talking could be cut down here, its hard to say that as its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Great tour guide & lots of cars

This is a great museum! Kind of hidden away in my opinion but easy to get to one you search. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

The video they play and see of the talking could be cut down here, its hard to say that as its clear the guides love their job and want to show you everything, however 90 minutes is a bit long, we had to leave before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum! Kind of hidden away in my opinion but easy to get to one you search. We had a great tour guide and saw alot of old cars. They are committed to making this place better too. Only downside was it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wi_bay_girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard a lot of buzz about the Piquette Plant, and so I brought an older school group here, and was super happy with how engaged and interested the students were with the museum and tour guide. If you are a car person, or a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HKar0610
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We needed to kill some time in Detroit until we could head to our boarding for the evening so after the Motown Museum we headed here. Parking is easy and admission was $12 each. While our tour guide was a little ADHD at first, he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Growing up in Detroit the auto industry is important to us. This tour was very interesting and informative. The guides were friendly knowledgeable and helpful. If you visit in very warm or cold weather dress appropriately as when we visited it was chilly and there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend taking the guided tour which commence about 4 times /day. Check the website for times. I arrived early for the midday tour and wandered around myself checking out the cars but the guide brings the plant to life - explaining the history not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbjo13
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This was a very interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew many factoids about rise of the car industry in Detroit. The tours are at the top of the hour and we arrived at 10 after. Had to wait 50 minutes which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jazzy1cat
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A great place to see beautifully restored antique cars and learn about how the auto industry started. Be sure to take the tour and not just see the cars. The docent was very knowledgeable and able to answer all the questions from the car enthusiasts....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank happitrails2me
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This humble downtown factory has been faithfully maintained in its original condition so that it does not look 'restored' in any way. The incredible story of Henry Ford is told in several places in the area. Here it can bee SEEN...his office, design area and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RioMountainMike
Reviewed 21 October 2018

A group of citizens and former Ford engineers rescued this incredible historic building in a sketchy neighbourhood. Now operated by a nonprofit society consisting of enthusiastic and knowledgeable retired automotive engineers who are also your guides. The first Ford factory producing early models A through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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9 May 2018|
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Response from francisn0lan | Reviewed this property |
An hour to hour and a half but once tour finishes your free to stay and walk around till it closes. We spent three hours there.
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