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Day Tour 3:  The Henry Ford



Tour Overview

Pretty straightforward tour here.  Simply drive to The Henry Ford and immerse yourself.  Revered as "America's Greatest History Attraction", The Henry Ford provides an unparalleled chronicle of American life and of the people and ideas that changed lives through courage and innovation.  Visit both Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village for insight into African American heritage through fascinating exhibits and artifacts.  Your  trip to The Henry Ford is guaranteed to be a memorable experience!


Lincoln's Chair -- terescoHenry Ford Museum [A]

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn



One of the newest and most inspiring exhibits at the Henry Ford Museum, With Liberty and Justice for All, tells of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of America's fight for freedom from the Declarations of Independence through civil rights.  Exhibits include rare and iconic artifacts from the Museum’s collections, including one of the few surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington’s camp chest and bed, a hand-lettered copy of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution declaring freedom for slaves, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated, and the bus on which Rosa Parks was riding in December 1955 when she made her historic stand for civil rights.

Hermitage Slave Quarters -- wrenscottageGreenfield Village [B]

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn



Travel back in time to seven historic districts offering the sights, sounds, and settings of America's past.  A steam locomotive transports you through this 90-acre time machine and from one town to the next.  Walk through the Hermitage Slave Quarters, the actual dwellings of two slave families on the Hermitage Plantation near Savannah, Georgia.  And visit the building modeled after the Missouri slave cabin where George Washington Carver was born.


Tour Map

Number of Destinations:  2

Overall Tour Time:  1 day


African American Day Tour 3 - The Henry Ford




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