General Information


Admission to the Museum is FREE!

The Detroit Historical Museum is located in Detroit’s Cultural Center on Woodward Avenue. 


5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202    CLICK HERE for a Google map and directions.
Phone: 313.833.1805

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Regular Museum hours
  • Tuesday - Friday    9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Museum is usually closed on Mondays.

Please note: To ensure a quality museum experience for all visitors, the Detroit Historical Museum reserves the right to refuse unscheduled self-guided groups larger than 30, based on daily tour capacity. For more information about group tours, please click here.


Most exhibits at the Detroit Historical Museum are handicap accessible and a manual wheelchair is available for visitor use. Please inquire at the front desk.

M-1 Streetcar Construction Detours:

Please note that Woodward Avenue remains open for traffic but travel lanes are reduced throughout the area and access to Woodward Ave. from I-94 West is restricted. 

From I-94 West:
Exit at Woodward / John R, head south on John R
Turn right at E. Palmer St. and then left at Woodward Ave. 
Turn right at Kirby to access the museum parking lot.

Changes to DDOT bus schedules due to M-1 rail construction can be found here.

For M-1 RAIL construction updates, please visit and sign up for M-1 RAIL Weekly Update e-newsletter and text alerts.  


Parking is $7 in the adjacent Museum lot on Kirby St. (between Woodward and Cass Avenues), as available.

More information about nearby parking is available via the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University.