- $9.99 for admission for two to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum, valid Wednesday–Sunday (a $20 value)
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and guided tours and secure parking are available.
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
More than 100 years ago, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was on the cutting edge of innovation—the first 12,000 Model Ts were made on its premises. But over the years, the "Birthplace of the Model T" was neglected, and in 1997, afraid that the bulldozers were lurking around the corner, ready to raze the premises, a committee was formed to investigate saving the plant. The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex purchased the New England–mill-style structure two years later, transforming it into an auto museum and National Historic Landmark. Today, the museum is one of the oldest automotive plants open to the public in the city of Detroit.
The venue’s exhibits chronicle not only Ford’s rise to the forefront of the automotive industry, but also lesser known tales. Visitors can learn about other car models built there, such as the Model N, and about other automakers, such as Wayne and Brush.
99% of 140 customers recommend
“Great museum, fascinating tour, beautiful building, knowledgeable & friendly staff, volunteers, and guides. ”
“Great tour a must visit”
“This was an awesome tour. The guide was a man that just loved Detroit history. Very exciting to see the plant. Put this on your list of things to do. Very cool part...”
“This was an awesome tour. The guide was a man that just loved Detroit history. Very exciting to see the plant. Put this on your list of things to do. Very cool part of Detroit history. Safe parking. ”