Digital Collection

Access our online catalog to view thousands of unique artifacts from Detroit's past.

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'Behind the Scenes' Historic Tours

Our "Behind the Scenes" tours give you an in-depth look at some of Detroit's most iconic, history-making places.

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News & Events

April Store Special
Apr 01, 2014

In celebration of Detroit Tigers Opening Day, take 20 percent off all sports merchandise at the Detroit Historical Museum Store and online!

Created Equal programming Series: Freedom Riders Scholar Series
Apr 16, 2014

Using excerpts from the film, "Freedom Riders," John W. Hardy will provide historical context and use his own experience as a Freedom Rider and SNCC field representative to lead a discussion about the Freedom Rides of 1961 and the reverberations of this impactful Civil Rights activity.

Spring Break Extended Hours Start April 21!
Apr 21, 2014

After being closed on Easter Sunday, the Detroit Historical Museum will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day from Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25. Celebrate Spring Break and catch up on YOUR history!

Spring Break Extended Hours Start April 21!
Apr 21, 2014

After being closed on Easter Sunday, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum will be open 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day from Monday, April 21 through Thursday, April 24. Celebrate Spring Break and join us out on Belle Isle!