General Information


Admission to the Museum is FREE in October!

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

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


CLOSED on Thursday, November 28 except for our America's Thanksgiving Day Parade ticketed event 

OPEN on Friday, November 29


The Detroit Historical Museum will return to a paid admission policy on November 1, 2019. 

General admission prices, effective November 1:

  • $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)
  • Admission for children under 6 years old & Detroit Historical Society members will continue to be free. 

 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?

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 313.833.7979 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.


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.