Museums and Historic Homes

Alfred P. Sloan Museum
From fur trading and pioneer life, to lumbering, carriage making, and the automobile boom of General Motors, the Alfred P. Sloan Museum brings history, culture, and technology to life for the entire family. 

Arab American National Museum
Arab Americans in southeast Michigan have a lengthy relationship with the automotive industry. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, MI, is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture.

Automotive Hall of Fame
The Automotive Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to pioneers and innovators from the auto industry, is located in historic Dearborn next to the campus of the Henry Ford.

Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center
Research & Reading room for Cadillac owners manuals, advertising, technical information

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village
Come discover Canada's fascinating piece of the automobile story

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum features innovative exhibits that celebrate the events and accomplishments of African Americans and all Americans.

Cherry Hill Village
Cherry Hill Village was established around the last remaining historical hamlet in Canton, Michigan. It has a rich history as one of Henry Ford’s village industries and boasts the oldest church and cemetery in the township and a nineteenth century schoolhouse in the village square.

Cranbrook House
Step back in time as you visit this lovely and breathtaking Arts and Crafts-style home.

Crocker House Museum
Take a walk back to the days of Mt. Clemens famous Mineral baths.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Ramble along dirt covered roads and enjoy a slice of life before the Tin Lizzie changed everything. Investigate who in this village made the first automobile in the city of Flint�

Detroit Historical Museum
Whether strolling down the Streets of Old Detroit, discovering Frontiers to Factories or cruising through the MotorCity, Detroit's rich history and the spirit of its people come to life.

Detroit Institute of Arts
Art patrons Edsel and Eleanor Ford saved this museum from closing its doors during the Great Depression and helped establish a fine art legacy for generations to enjoy.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Take the helm of a Great Lakes freighter, listen to the songs of the sailors and discover the important role of the Detroit River in the auto industry...

Durant-Dort Office Building
The original office building of Billy Durant and J. Dallas Dort, this National Historic Landmark is the birthplace of General Motors.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Let the carefully crafted landscape architecture engage all five of your senses- the sight of the many colors and shapes, the sound of water running, the smell of flowers in bloom, the taste of berries and the feeling of being surrounded by nature�

Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History
Discover how this "car parts" town almost made the Big League...

Fisher Mansion
Rich. Exotic. Elegant. Magnificent. Come discover this extraordinary mansion that was once one of the most lavish residences of its time.

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Listen closely and you just might hear the whispered voices of those who witnessed the birth of the Model T...

Ford Rouge Factory Tour
The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is America's greatest manufacturing experience.

Gilmore Car Museum
Auto enthusiasts are encouraged to enjoy this unique collection of vehicles housed in the famous red barns.

Greenfield Village
Travel through 300 years of America's past every day.

Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane
Walk in the footsteps of Henry and Clara Ford as you tour their beloved home and gardens

Henry Ford Museum
Explore what Americans have imagined and invented.

Meadow Brook Hall
Step into an architectural masterpiece that captures the spectacular lifestyle created by the early wealth of the auto industry

Michigan Fire House Museum
Why do so many children want to be fireman when they grow up? The cool trucks, of course!

Michigan Historical Center
Explore Michigan's Past

Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center features 110,000 square feet of scientific exploration, including Michigan’s only IMAX® Dome Theater and more!

Monroe County Labor History Museum
Monroe County Labor History Museum

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center
Nankin Mills has served western Wayne County since the Civil War, first as a grist mill and then as one of Henry Ford's Village Industry plants. Now an interpretive center along scenic Hines Drive in Westland, the historic mill is open Mon. - Sat. There is no admission.

Northville's Historic Mill Race Village
Celebrate small town history as you explore unique 19th and 20th century architecture...

Old Mill Museum

Packard Proving Grounds
The Packard Proving Grounds offers you a chance to tour the proving grounds that are currently under rehabilitation.

Phoenix Mill Women's Museum
Henry Ford created the Village Industries, which were small parts factories located primarily on the Rouge and Raisin Rivers in Michigan.

R. E. Olds Transportation Museum
One man. One vehicle. One Company. Journey through a century of colorful vehicles and discover how the automobile transformed Lansing from a quiet region into a GM town

Walker Tavern
Walk in the footsteps of Michigan history...

Whaley House Museum
Discover the Whaley family's pivotal role in shaping Flint's destiny.

William E. Scripps Estate
William Edmund Scripps (1882-1952) was the sole male heir to the vast Detroit News empire built by his father, James Edmund Scripps. Over his lifetime, he distinguished himself in the fields of aviation, engineering, and publishing.

Yankee Air Museum - Willow Run Airport
Honoring Aviation History and it's participants through a living, flying Museum.

Ye Ole Carriage Shop
Just how many auto companies were in Jackson? Long before it was just the Big Three, there were more than 240 small auto manufacturers in cities and towns throughout the state -- over 20 of which originated in Jackson.

Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
Just what is the famous Hudson Hornet? Come visit this unique museum to discover the stories of Hudson, Tucker, and Corvair...

Ypsilanti Historical Museum
Visit our Museum and Archives to learn about the history of people and places in and around the City of Ypsilanti.

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Story of the Week:

Published: 11.30.2016
Marie Luhring: First female truck designer
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Marie Luhring fought through social norms of the early 20th century to carve an historic career in the male-dominated field of industrial and auto design.

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