Detroit Historical Society

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  • Address: 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3138337935
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Exhibition , Specialty Museums

The Detroit Historical Society (DHS) founded in 1921 with the aim of studying and discussing Detroit history.  However this changed in 1927 when under the leadership of one of the DHS directors the Society founded the Detroit Historical Museum and managed it thereafter for 20 years.

The Detroit Historical Museum holds both Signature Exhibitions which are permanent installations that showcase Detroit’s history and also Changing Exhibitions which are held for short durations.

Prearranged tours are also conducted namely Detroit Memories & Moments, Historical Perspectives, Art House, FBI Detroit Field Office, Detroit Opera House and Detroit Boat Club tours among others.

Signature Exhibitions consist of:

  • America’s Motor City – the fascinating relationship between cars and Detroit
  • The Arsenal of Democracy – Detroit produced 30 percent of the American war material for WWII
  • Doorway to Freedom – Story of the underground railroad that got people to Freedom
  • Frontiers to Factories – the first two centuries of Detroit
  • Kid Rock Music Lab – an interactive exhibit on Detroit’s musical legacy
  • Legend’s Plaza – the who’s who of Detroit history
  • Maier’s Wonderful Clock
  • Streets of Old Detroit – the most loved signature exhibitions
  • The Allesee Gallery of Culture
  • Gallery of Innovation
  • The Glancy Trains

Detroit Historical Society Travel Tips

  • Parking for Detroit Historical Museum is available at $6 in the adjacent Museum lot.

Entrance Ticket Details For Detroit Historical Society

  • Various tours of the Detroit Historical Museum are  conducted with ticket price varying from $5 to $45. 

  • Gallery Grill
  • Java Three
  • Kresge Court and cafedia

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  • Detroit Historical Society Address: 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States
  • Detroit Historical Society Contact Number: +1-3138337935
  • Detroit Historical Society Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Detroit Historical Society Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Detroit Historical Society(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Detroit Historical Society: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 27.85% of people who visit Detroit include Detroit Historical Society in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Detroit Historical Society visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Detroit Historical Society

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Detroit Historical Society

People normally club together Detroit Institute Of Arts and Charles H.wright Museum Of African American History while planning their visit to Detroit Historical Society.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Detroit Historical Society Reviews & Ratings

  • I enjoyed the tour of the churches. Tasty box lunch. What I didn't like was at the end of the tour one of the male your guides were very rude to me. The guide requested my paper review of the tour. I told him I really enjoyed the tour and they did a great job, and he said to me very abruptly, "I didn't ask that I asked you for your paper review of the tour". This man was a senior citizen.

  • Such an amazing museum with three floors that are well-laid out with beautiful, informative and interactive displays. You need at least three hours to see everything there. Such an educational place to bring your family! My kids loved it! The staff are all so friendly and helpful too! You don’t want to miss this place!!💯❤️

  • Very good place to learn a lot of the history in this town. Many relics are on display, the staff is knowledgeable and there is plenty of information on the walls, and videos. A guided tour is highly recommended, the establishment is donation based, so no entry fee, but we always donate, other wise we wouldn't have these things to appreciate.

  • We had are family reunion on August 3, and wanted to thank you for the wonderful job. My family loved the venue and the staff were friendly and organized.Thanks to Danail for his patience ,because I was worried about everything running smoothly. He and his staff were so gracious and courteous. Would recommend to anyone who want a unique and beautiful venue.

  • Love this place!!! Free admission and a wonderful grouping of Detroit history. Anyone traveling to Detroit should make a stop.

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