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.


DTE utility work at Cass and Kirby 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.

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

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.

Suggested Detours:

From the East: Follow I-94 to I-75 South to Mack Avenue exit.   Right on Mack Avenue to Woodward Avenue make a right (northbound) onto Woodward.  Take Woodward Avenue to Kirby turn left on Kirby to Detroit Historical Museum.

From the West: Follow I-94 to M-10 (the Lodge).  Exit M-10 South to Forest Ave.  Follow Forest Ave East to Woodward Ave (though 4 signaled intersections).  Turn Left (northbound) onto Woodward Avenue.  Follow Woodward North to Kirby Street (approx. 5 blocks).  Turn Left at Kirby Street to the Detroit Historical Museum.


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


CLICK HERE for a Google map and directions!