Visit Safely

Please Note: The Detroit Historical Museum is closed due to flooding.

June 23, 2021 


The Detroit Historical Museum is OPEN and we look forward to seeing you! In response to the recent statewide relaxation of emergency orders, we are now operating at full capacity. Please be aware of the following museum visitor protocols, designed to keep everyone safe: 

Museum hours 

The museum is currently open with abbreviated hours: Thursday – Saturday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.). 

Purchase museum tickets

Ticket information 

To minimize in-person interactions and help us manage daily capacity, advance ticket purchases are encouraged. Please note, however, that they are not required. Walk-in visitors are also welcome.  

Tickets for daily visits are available here. Please navigate to the day you would like by clicking on "other dates." When you complete your purchase, you will receive an e-ticket and a printable ticket option. Tickets are valid for any entry time during public open hours on the date selected. 

Touchless payment options are available for credit card transactions at the museum front desk. Cash is also accepted. 

How can members reserve tickets? 

Please create a member account and log in here.

Select the date you’re interested in, and member discounts should automatically be applied to your order. 

How can the public purchase tickets? 

The general public can reserve tickets here.

Can tickets be exchanged or used at a different time? 

Tickets may be exchanged. Please inquire at the front desk or call 313.833.9893 during business hours. 

What can I expect when I arrive? 

Please arrive on the day of your ticket reservation and follow the directional signs to enter the Kirby lobby. A visitor experience associate will welcome you, scan your tickets (and membership card if applicable) and start you on your route through the museum. If you have not pre-purchased tickets, please note that you will be asked to provide your name and contact details when you buy them at the front desk.

Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated visitors or anyone who feels more comfortable wearing one. Disposable masks are available at the front desk for those who need them. 

We ask that all guests practice social distancing as they move through the museum. All public areas are continuously monitored and sanitized throughout the day. In addition, hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum. 

If you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of respiratory illness, please choose another day to visit and do not enter the museum. 

What amenities or attractions remain closed? 

We have done our best to keep all of our exhibitions open, safe and accessible. Our Frontiers to Factories exhibition is currently closed for renovations.

All restrooms are open, but public water fountains will be closed for the time being. Bottled water is available at the front desk or in the museum store. 

Tours and programming 

Small group tours (15 people or less) are available by appointment. To book your experience, call our staff today at 313.833.1801. At this timemost public programs are taking place virtually, with limited in-person programming planned for the summer. Check out our upcoming events.


For additional information on the coronavirus and precautionary measures, please visit the following websites: