General Information


In Midtown Detroit

Chronicling the life and times of the Detroit region, safeguarding its rich history.


5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202    CLICK HERE for a Google map and directions.
Phone: 313.833.1805

Follow the Detroit Historical Museum
on Facebook!


We are OPEN :
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m. 

OPEN LATE WITH FREE ADMISSION from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 courtesy of the William Davidson Foundation and featuring Panel Discussion: Immigration Past & Present

OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 for 2024 Concert of Colors events

OPEN LATE WITH FREE ADMISSION from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 courtesy of the William Davidson Foundation

FREE ADMISSION for Kresge Second Sundays! For the run of Kresge at 100, museum admission will be free on the second Sunday of the month courtesy of the Kresge Foundation (June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, and January 12, 2025) 



  • $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

Buy museum tickets


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


Download museum visitor guide 

Self-Led Touring Policy:

Teachers and educators can utilize the Detroit Historical Museum as a teaching space by planning a self-led 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-led groups larger than 30, based on daily tour capacity. 

Price (includes general admission):

  • Self-Led Experience for 15 or more adults: $9 per adult 

The Detroit Historical Society is committed to ensuring our museums are accessible and enjoyable for all visitors. Find complete accessibility information for the Detroit Historical Museum here


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. 

Prepay for parking 


Street parking is also available on Kirby and Cass. Metered street parking is free on Sundays.

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.