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.


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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.

Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19, 2016: OPEN 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  for Winter Break extended hours.


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.