Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit (must see)

The Detroit Historical Museum is on Woodward Avenue and located inside Detroit's Cultural Center. This museum boasts a range of signature, changing, and traveling exhibitions for rent that introduce visitors to the wealth of history that this area has seen for over 300 years. Some of the signature exhibits cover exciting subjects like the music scene in the city, the Underground Railroad, and the automotive industry.

Changing or limited-edition exhibitions include collections from local non-profit groups. Artifacts that are part of the collection of 250,000 are shown on a rotating basis, being changed out every quarter. Local Detroit artists are always front-and-center with these exhibitions.

The museum also hosts events that can introduce you to some of the city's important historical figures. These events include detailed presentations given by local historians and sometimes feature documentaries.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Sight Name: Detroit Historical Museum
Sight Location: Detroit, USA (See walking tours in Detroit)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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