What once began as a private collection evolved into an ensemble of historic treasures at the Henry Ford Museum located just outside of Detroit. This museum invites visitors to step back in time and listen to the resounding echoes of events that shaped our national fabric through its unique displays.
Visitors can enjoy a diverse collection featuring personal items like John F. Kennedy's Presidential Limousine, George Washington's Camp Bed and Thomas Edison's laboratory. Trace the Civil Rights Movement through exhibits like a hand-lettered copy of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford Theatre and the Rosa Parks Bus.
Follow Henry Ford's fascination with automobiles and study his collection of vehicles including the first Ford Mustang ever built, the Ford 999 Racer, the last Model T off the assembly line and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
The Henry Ford Museum also displays period pieces like R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House, the last remaining prototype for "the house of the future." Several original Industrial Revolution inventions like antique machinery, locomotives and primitive aircraft are housed here as well.
In addition to the vast anthology of Americana, the Henry Ford Museum has an IMAX theatre that shows scientific and historic documentaries on a grand scale. Take your own piece of history home with you and pick up a trinket at the Henry Ford Museum Store or the Genius at Play Store.
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