General Information


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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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General admission prices, effective November 1, 2019:

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for seniors, students, active military and first responders (with valid ID)
  • $6 for children
  • $35 for a household (up to 6 adults and children with the same address)
  • FREE for Detroit Historical Society members & children under 6 years old

 A new Detroiter membership is available at no cost for residents of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. Learn more and activate online here.


Questions about admission?

Museum hours (now open LATE on Thursdays!)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday    9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday   9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday  1 - 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays

Note that the last entry to the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibit will be a half-hour prior to closing time.


OPEN from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for MLK Day on Monday, January 20. General admission will be free for the day!

Self-Guided Touring Policy:

Teachers and educators can utilize the Detroit Historical Museum as a teaching space by planning a self-guided tour.

To ensure a quality museum experience for all visitors, the Detroit Historical Museum requests that groups contact education staff in advance to schedule their visiting time at 313.833.1801 or Requests are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. 

The Detroit Historical Museum reserves the right to refuse unscheduled self-guided groups larger than 30, based on daily tour capacity.


Price (includes general admission):

  • Self-Guided Experience for 15 or more adults: $7.50 per adult 

Most exhibits at the Detroit Historical Museum are accessible for persons with physical disabilities. A manual wheelchair is available for visitor use. Please inquire at the front desk.


Parking is $9 in the adjacent Museum lot on Kirby St. (between Woodward and Cass Avenues), as available. Detroit Historical Society members receive free parking when visiting the museum. Learn more about membership.

More information about nearby parking is available via the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University.

  • Nearby bus stops are located at Woodward & Kirby, Cass & Kirby and Woodward & Warren. Plan your route via (within the city) or (from the suburbs), including the new FAST service on Woodward Ave.
  • The nearest QLINE stop is Ferry St. 
  • A MOGO bike share station is located outside the museum at Kirby & Woodward.