Dearborn, Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, billed as the most significant collection of the American Experience. Although we’d not call it a museum specifically aimed at the traditional gearhead we think it’s a place you’d all love to check out.
Housing everything from locomotives to cars, to planes, to industrial equipment and even household appliances, The Henry Ford tells the story of mechanized America in a way no other place does. There’s an amazing research center on the grounds, Ford factory tours available, and enough history and exhibits to keep your mind reeling for days. In fact, it’s imposible to take in during a single day; we suggest at least three.
We’re in the grips of uncertain times and a visit to this place that shows so very clearly the ingenuity, skill, and will to succeed of the American worker, inventor, engineer, and dreamer is compelling at minimum and inspiring at most.
The Henry Ford is also adjacent to Greenfield Village, descibed as “an 80-acre time machine” on the web site, and holding 83 genuine historic structures. Last week marked the Village’s holiday lighting ceremony, and its a great place to visit during the freezing Michigan season.
As a point of interest, the museum is not funded or owned by Ford Motor Company.