History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
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- $9.99 for admission for two to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum, valid Wednesday–Friday (a $20 value)
- $9.99 for admission for two to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum, valid any day (a $20 value)
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum
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 building became 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 that still has its original red bricks. 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. They can also learn about the lives of 20th-century auto-factory workers, who—with six-day workweeks composed of 10-hour days—built cars assembly-line style or, before cars, horses.