General Information

 

Detroit Starts Here

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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ADMISSION
  • $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

Purchase museum tickets

 

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

As the Detroit Historical Museum re-opens to the publicthe health and safety of our community and staff remain our highest priority. Learn more about how we're helping you visit safely here. 
 
As of July 10, the museum is OPEN with limited hours:
  • Thursday - Saturday   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday  1 - 5 p.m.

 

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

  

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 achshaj@detroithistorical.org. 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 
Accessibility

The Detroit Historical Society is committed to ensuring our museums are accessible and enjoyable for all visitors. 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. 

We are in the process of refining some exhibitions, developing special tours and providing sensory-inclusive training for all staff. We are also working to continually improve the usability of our digital offerings and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Parking

Our parking lot hours have recently changed! The Detroit Historical Museum lot on Kirby St. (between Woodward and Cass Avenues) is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking rates are as follows:

  • $9 during museum hours
  • $10 flat rate after hours

Please note: When you pull into  the museum lot, you will use the touchscreen kiosk to select "get a ticket" or use your credit card to enter. When you exit the lot, you will either insert your ticket or the credit card you used to enter (you must use the SAME card) to pay your parking fee. 

The lost ticket rate is $10. 

The lot is not intended for overnight stay. If a car enters in the evening and exits after 4 a.m. the next morning, they will be charged for two days, or $20.  

An intercom is available 24/7 for any parking questions or difficulties. 

 

Street parking is also available on Kirby and Cass.

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

Transit
  • Nearby bus stops are located at Woodward & Kirby, Cass & Kirby and Woodward & Warren. Plan your route via detroitmi.gov/ddot (within the city) or smartbus.org (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.