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.

We will be CLOSED to the public on Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving Day (click here for details on viewing America's Thanksgiving Day Parade from the Museum!) and OPEN with extended hours on Friday, November 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to our regular hours, we will be OPEN from 5 to 10 p.m. for Noel Night on Saturday, December 5. Click here for more details about Noel Night at the Museum!

Saturday, December 26 to Sunday, January 3, 2016: We will be OPEN daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended holiday hours (with the exception of Friday, January 1, 2016, when the museum will be closed).

The Detroit Historical Society is collecting donations for Toys for Tots between November 27 and December 11, 2015! Toys can be dropped off at the front desk of both the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum during regular museum hours. For FAQs about donations, please visit


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.