General Information


Admission to the Museum is FREE!

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

For a preview of current exhibits, visit our exhibitions page.


M-1 Streetcar Construction Detours:

PLEASE NOTE: DTE utility work at Cass and Kirby is scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 a.m. – Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7 a.m.

Kirby St. West of Woodward Ave.

 DTE work will be taking place at the intersection of Woodward Ave. at Kirby St. – prohibiting vehicular traffic to turn West of Woodward Ave. onto Kirby St.  

Kirby St. East of Woodward Ave.

 Vehicular traffic will remain  

 Parking meters will be accessible 

Parking meters along Kirby St. will be accessible for the duration of the construction period

For questions about DTE utility work, please call 1 800-477-4747.

Suggested Detours:

From the East: Follow I-94 to I-75 South to Mack Avenue exit.   Turn right on Mack Avenue to Woodward Avenue. Make a right (northbound) onto Woodward.  Take Woodward Avenue to Warren. Turn left on Warren, followed by a right onto Cass Avenue and right onto Kirby Street to the Detroit Historical Museum.

From the West: Follow I-94 to M-10 (the Lodge).  Exit M-10 South to Forest Avenue.  Follow Forest Avenue east to Cass Avenue (through three signaled intersections).  Turn left (northbound) onto Cass Avenue.  Follow Cass north to Kirby Street (approx. 5 blocks).  Turn right at Kirby Street to the Detroit Historical Museum.

Woodward Avenue remains open for traffic but travel lanes are reduced between Baltimore Street and Warren Avenue.

Please note that both the I-94 East and Westbound exits for Woodward Avenue/John R are closed due to Woodward bridge construction for the M-1 Streetcar project.

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

Parking: Parking is $6 in the adjacent Museum lot on Kirby, while available.

Regular Museum hours:

Tuesday - Friday    9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202


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