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Detroit Accessibility Project

Front of Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
accessibility@thehenryford.org
313-982-6001
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, is an internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its four venues: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Benson Ford Research Center. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access to The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation.

Parking Accessibility

Accessible parking is available in the west parking lot near the Welcome Center and Giant Screen Experience, and on Village Road by the Greenfield Village entrance.

Restroom Accessibility

All restroom locations in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience are wheelchair-accessible, except for those in the Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery hallway and the restroom on the first floor of Lovett Hall. A family restroom is located in the Greenfield Village ticket building.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Entrance: All public entrances to The Henry Ford, including Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, Lovett Hall and Benson Ford Research Center, are wheelchair-accessible. Motorized doors are located at the Giant Screen Experience entrance to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Anderson Theater/Ford Rouge Factory Tour bus loading doors, Benson Ford Research Center and Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center. Entire Venue: All exhibits at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation are wheelchair-accessible with the exception of the following: interior of the Allegheny Locomotive cab (stairs; virtual tour available near stairway); interior of the Sperry-New Holland Combine cab (stairs); interior of the Rosa Parks Bus (stairs); and Dymaxion House (narrow doorway).

Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchairs and a limited number of motorized scooters are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take advance reservations for wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Rentals are available in the Welcome Center and Greenfield Village ticket building.

ASL Interpreter

Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any tour, program or event with at least two weeks advance notice. Shorter notice requests are accommodated if possible. Printed transcripts of the audio in the Legacy Theater at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour are available.

Elevator

Giant Screen Experience has stadium seating that includes stairs upon entering or exiting. For those who are unable to climb stairs, an elevator is available for assistance. Motorized doors are available at both north and south entrances to Lovett Hall, and both entrances are wheelchair-accessible. An elevator is available for second-floor (ballroom) access. Motorized doors are available at the south entrance to the Benson Ford Research Center, near the Greenfield Village entrance and directly across from Josephine Ford Plaza. All areas of the research center and reading library are wheelchair-accessible. A public elevator is available for second-floor access.

Assisted Listening Device

Assistive-listening headsets are available for use at the Giant Screen Experience. Contact a staff member for assistance. Closed-captioning is also available.

Sensory Kit

Noise-canceling headphones, earplugs and a communication board are available in a sensory assistance kit located at the Welcome Center ticket desk and the Greenfield Village ticket building. Rental of noise-canceling headphones requires a current driver’s license or ID to leave at the rental location during the period of use. Quiet spaces are located throughout all venues of The Henry Ford.

Service Animal

Service animals that are trained to perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability are allowed in all public areas. Service animals are required to be under control at all times by their owners. This means they must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the animal’s work or the owner’s disability.

Parking Accessibility

Accessible parking is available in the west parking lot near the Welcome Center and Giant Screen Experience, and on Village Road by the Greenfield Village entrance.

Restroom Accessibility

All restroom locations in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience are wheelchair-accessible, except for those in the Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery hallway and the restroom on the first floor of Lovett Hall. A family restroom is located in the Greenfield Village ticket building.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Entrance: All public entrances to The Henry Ford, including Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, Lovett Hall and Benson Ford Research Center, are wheelchair-accessible. Motorized doors are located at the Giant Screen Experience entrance to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Anderson Theater/Ford Rouge Factory Tour bus loading doors, Benson Ford Research Center and Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center. Entire Venue: All exhibits at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation are wheelchair-accessible with the exception of the following: interior of the Allegheny Locomotive cab (stairs; virtual tour available near stairway); interior of the Sperry-New Holland Combine cab (stairs); interior of the Rosa Parks Bus (stairs); and Dymaxion House (narrow doorway).

Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchairs and a limited number of motorized scooters are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take advance reservations for wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Rentals are available in the Welcome Center and Greenfield Village ticket building.

ASL Interpreter

Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any tour, program or event with at least two weeks advance notice. Shorter notice requests are accommodated if possible. Printed transcripts of the audio in the Legacy Theater at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour are available.

Elevator

Giant Screen Experience has stadium seating that includes stairs upon entering or exiting. For those who are unable to climb stairs, an elevator is available for assistance. Motorized doors are available at both north and south entrances to Lovett Hall, and both entrances are wheelchair-accessible. An elevator is available for second-floor (ballroom) access. Motorized doors are available at the south entrance to the Benson Ford Research Center, near the Greenfield Village entrance and directly across from Josephine Ford Plaza. All areas of the research center and reading library are wheelchair-accessible. A public elevator is available for second-floor access.

Assisted Listening Device

Assistive-listening headsets are available for use at the Giant Screen Experience. Contact a staff member for assistance. Closed-captioning is also available.

Sensory Kit

Noise-canceling headphones, earplugs and a communication board are available in a sensory assistance kit located at the Welcome Center ticket desk and the Greenfield Village ticket building. Rental of noise-canceling headphones requires a current driver’s license or ID to leave at the rental location during the period of use. Quiet spaces are located throughout all venues of The Henry Ford.

Service Animal

Service animals that are trained to perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability are allowed in all public areas. Service animals are required to be under control at all times by their owners. This means they must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the animal’s work or the owner’s disability.
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