Detroit Historical Museum
... an auto assembly line, toy trains,
a pilot house from a Great Lakes freighter,
and a fur trading post from the 1700s are but a few of
the wonders to see at the Detroit Historical Museums.
For over 70 years, the Museums have chronicled the life and t
imes of the city, safeguarding its rich history.
Nowhere else is there a transportation collection
that focuses solely on products of Detroit-based
companies as well as the forces and tastes that have
shaped the American transportation market.
It's only logical that such a collection be housed
in the city long known as the automotive capital of the world.
As we actively build our collection of the 100 most significant
Detroit cars, you can explore online some of this collections!
The Detroit Historical Museum offers the widest range of exhibits and educational
programs, and attracts the greatest number of visitors. At the Museum, visitors walk
through time in The Streets of Old Detroit with shops from the 1840s, 1870s and 1900s.
They can glimpse the city’s role in the Underground Railroad in the Doorway to Freedom exhibit.
Children and adults alike delight in The Glancy Trains toy train exhibit, where they can blow whistles,
lower crossing gates, and get an engineer’s eye view from a TV camera mounted in one of the engines.
The Museum also hosts a number of traveling and temporary exhibits.
At the Museum, visitors walk through time in The Streets of Old Detroit with shops from the 1840s, 1870s and 1900s