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 closed on Mondays

CLOSED Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving

OPEN 5–10 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 for Noel Night

CLOSED Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, and Sunday, January 1 for the holidays

OPEN Monday, December 26 - Saturday, December 31 for holiday break

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. West Kirby Street is currently CLOSED at Woodward Ave.  

Cars can access the museum parking lot by turning onto Kirby Street from Cass Avenue. Please keep in mind that parking in the museum’s lot is $7 per car and is based on daily availability.

Buses must drop off and pick up at the designated bus stop, located on Cass Avenue directly in front of the museum parking lot. There is half-block walk from the drop off point to the Detroit Historical Museum’s main entrance on Kirby Street. Buses should not pull into Kirby Street to drop off or pick up because there is not adequate room to turn around.

To reach the museum from I-94 West:
Exit at Woodward / John R, head south on John R
Turn right at E. Warren and then left at Cass Ave. 
Turn left 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.