The Henry Ford Museum

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The Best Museums in Detroit/The Henry Ford Museum
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Step into a world where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come. A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories.

Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers' achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller’s circular Dymaxion House. Put yourself in the place of the movers and shakers who blazed the trail to where we stand today. And in doing so, discover your own path.

Looking for inspiring things to do? From race cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the wide-ranging exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation bring you face to face with real things that have the power to inspire, inform and engage you in ways no image or description can do on its own.

In addition to the exhibits, the Henry Ford Museum also offers a digital collection containing 26 million artifacts, with tens of thousands digitized for online access, The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation™ is the greatest collection ever assembled documenting American innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness. Explore artifacts and stories about Agriculture and the Environment, Design, and Making, Power and Energy, Communications and Information Technology, Mobility and Society and Social Transformation.

Guests are able to quickly search their extensive archive of artifacts from objects to buildings, archival documents, to oral histories.

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