The Henry Ford Driving America
The Henry Ford Driving America Museum in Detroit, Michigan is an exhibition dedicated to all things automotive.
The indoor and outdoor museum contains endless displays of all things automobile, including artifacts from historically significant vehicles and modern-day improvements to those vehicles. You'll be able to see Henry Ford's original invention and all of its parts through this incredible journey back in time. The museum consists of visual timelines showing the history of the car so you can see firsthand the continuous, innovative improvements that are made year after year.
The Henry Ford Driving American Museum includes:
• an IMAX theater featuring documentaries and major feature films;
• an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile;
• the 1961 Lincoln Continental that President Kennedy was shot and killed in;
• the rocking chair from Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was assassinated;
• George Washington's camp bed;
• a tube filled with what is said to be Thomas Edison's last breath;
• the bus Rosa Park's was riding when she refused to give up her seat to a white man;
• and many more incredible historical artifacts from our nation's past!
The Greenfield Village, also a part of the Henry Ford Driving American adventure, is comprised of nearly 100 buildings that were moved from their original locations and placed in a village setting. These buildings are from years dating back to the 1600s. The museum offers all day rides on all of the village's historic transportation, including a narrated tour in a Model T, a horse-drawn wagon, steam locomotive, or a 1931Model AA bus!
As Henry Ford himself said, 'I am collecting the history of our people as written into things their hands made and used...When we are through, we shall have reproduced American life as lived, and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part of our history and tradition.'
|: Driving America Tour|
|Available 8/5/2015 until 10/31/2015 View Detailed Schedule|