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

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

 

CLOSED on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving, but tickets are available for America's Thanksgiving Parade

Closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 for the holidays

OPEN on Monday, December 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Noon Year’s Eve


Self-Guided Touring Policy
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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 kaylac@detroithistorical.org. Requests are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. 

We suggest a donation of $50 per group of 30 visitors. There must be 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students. Students must always be supervised in the museum and observe museum guidelines.

 

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

Accessibility

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

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.

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.