Across a campus of 250 acres in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford has three attractions with one-of-a-kind collections and experiences: the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, and Ford Rouge Factory Tour.
“At The Henry Ford, you’ll discover America—its culture, invention, people, and can-do spirit,” says Vickie Evans, senior account representative. “And for students there are hundreds of hands-on ways to explore The Henry, enjoy it, and be inspired by it.”
In June, the museum is opening a new permanent exhibit, “Driven to Win: Racing in America,” presented by General Motors. And every year, spring is a great time to visit Greenfield Village, with its many special events, including Civil War Remembrance and Motor Muster.
While touring The Henry Ford—and Evans recommends spending up to two full days there—students can partake in unique culinary experiences, including dining 1850s-style inside Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village.
“The restaurant uses recipes that were handed down from the cooks that made their home there 175 years ago,” she says.
Another distinctive eatery is Lamy’s Diner, situated in the middle of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The diner crafts classic comfort food with modern freshness, and its menu items were first created in 1946 by the owner of a New England diner.
The Henry Ford was recently voted one of the top history museums in the United States by USA Today readers, and The New York Times named The Henry “One of the Coolest Museums in the World.”
For more information about visiting, go to thehenryford.org.
Top photo: Classic comfort food at Lamy’s Diner
Photo by EE Berger
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