Visit Safely


October 15, 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.). 

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Ticket information 

Tickets for daily visits are available hereWhen you complete your purchase, you will receive an e-ticket and a printable ticket option. Tickets are valid for any entry day/time during public open hours. Walk-in visitors are also welcome.

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.

Add your tickets to the shopping cart. Member discounts will automatically be applied to your order at checkout. 

How can the public purchase tickets? 

The general public can reserve tickets here.

What can I expect when I arrive? 

Please 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.

Out of concern for everyone's safety, masks are once again required for all visitors. Disposable masks are available at the front desk for those who need them. 

We ask that 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 and fall. Check out our upcoming events.


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