Dearborn is home to a host of museums, including Michigan’s leading tourist attraction, The Henry Ford, recognized as the nation’s largest indoor-outdoor American history museum entertainment complex with Greenfield Village, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Giant Screen Experience, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and digital Collections and Research online service.
Also in Dearborn is the Arab American National Museum, which is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
For those interested in Dearborn's history, the Dearborn Historical Museum features three historic buildings:
- the 1831 Richard Gardner House
- and two buildings from the former Detroit Arsenal in Dearbornville (1833-1875): the 1833 Commandant’s Quarters and the McFadden-Ross House (originally the 1839 Powder Magazine)
Car enthusiasts will want to visit the Automotive Hall of Fame to learn more about the automotive innovations that put the world on wheels.
Currently closed for renovations is the Henry Ford Estate, a national historic landmark on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, which was the home of the automotive pioneer and his wife, Clara, from when it was built in 1915 until their deaths more than 30 years later. The grounds of the estate are open to the public from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.