For dedicated Ford enthusiasts (also known affectionately as "Fordophiles"), there are plenty of other Ford related attractions and sites to visit in the Detroit area. So start your tour where the story started - the Ford Piquette Avenue plant. And then spend some more time with the Fords:
Benson Ford Research Center, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313 271 1620: Since its beginning in the 1940s as a library of books and trade literature to support the exhibits and collections of the Henry Ford, the Benson Ford Research Center has grown to become an open treasury of research, historical expertise and unparalleled collections documenting the American experience. The Benson Ford Research Center is part of The Henry Ford. It is 11.7 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Clara and Henry Ford home, 140 Edison Avenue, 1908; Italian Renaissance revival style, with elaborate gardens. Henry and Clara Ford lived here from 1908 to 1915, when they moved to Fair Lane in Dearborn. There was a miniature machine shop above the garage for Edsel. The residence is located in the Boston-Edison Historic District, one of Detroit's earliest subdivisions, where many of the early 20th Century entrepreneurs lived. The home is currently a private residence and not open to the public. The Clara and Henry Ford home is 1.6 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry frescos at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit, 313 833 7900: Rivera was commissioned by Edsel Ford in 1933 to create a series of murals that depicted Detroit's history and the development of industry. Major sections are based on scenes Rivera witnessed during his visits to the Ford Rouge Plant. The Detroit Institute of Arts is a half mile from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, 313 884 4222: This 60-room, Cotswold house was built by Edsel and Eleanor Ford primarily as a home for themselves and their children, but also to house their growing collections of fine and decorative arts. Ford House is 13.8 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Ford Family Cemetery, St Martha's Episcopal Church, 15801 Joy Road, Detroit, 313 273 9632: In 1893, a deed of trust was created allowing the land to be operated "as a place of burial for the heirs and descendents and families" of Samuel Ford. By 1920, Henry Ford purchased the cemetery. Henry Ford's wife, Clara, commissioned a church to be built on the site, which was completed in 1954. Both Henry and Clara Ford are buried here. Visitors are welcome. The Ford Family Cemetery is 10.1 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Ford Highland Park Plant, 15050 Woodward Avenue, Highland Park: Known as the Crystal Palace for its incredible use of glass, Henry Ford moved his auto operations to this plant in 1910 from the Piquette Avenue factory. Site of the $5 day and Ford's moving assembly line. Not open to the public. The Ford Highland Park Plant is 5.3 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Ford Homes Historic District, Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street, Dearborn: Henry Ford created this housing development between 1919 and 1921 for middle management workers of the nearby Henry Ford & Son Tractor Plant. Six styles of houses were created and Ford used his "assembly line techniques" in the construction of the homes. Ford Homes Historic District is 11.2 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Ford Motor Company Henry Ford II World Center, One American Road, Dearborn: Built in 1956 and designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the building is often referred to as "The Glass House." Originally dedicated as the New Central Office, it was renamed in 1996 after Henry Ford's oldest grandson, Henry Ford II. Not open to the public. Ford Motor Company World center is 8.6 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Ford Rouge Factory Tours, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313 271 1620: Provides visitors with the amalgamation of the past, present and future of auto manufacturing. The Ford Rouge Factory Tours are part of The Henry Ford. It is 11.7 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313 271 1620: Spread over 90 acres, Greenfield Village invites all visitors to immerse themselves in the sites, sounds and sensations of America's past. Don't miss the new historic district called Henry Ford's Model T. Greenfield Village is part of The Henry Ford. It is 11.7 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, 313 593 5590: The 56 room estate built for Clara and Henry Ford between 1913 and 1915. While visiting, imagine the family life of one of the world's leading auto pioneers. Henry Ford Estate is 10.7 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313 271 1620: A remarkable showcase of American innovations, national treasures and ideas that have changed the world. The Henry Ford Museum is part of The Henry Ford. It is 11.7 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, 734 261 1990: In 1918, Henry Ford purchased this mill, built in 1863, making it the first mill purchased for his "Village Industry Project." This project combined agricultural and factory work to provide employees year round, productive jobs. Nankin Mills is 20.0 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, 313 271 2700: Henry Ford built the inn in 1931 to accommodate travelers coming to the nearby Ford Airport. It was one of the nation's first airport hotels. A piece of American history awaits those who choose to stay or dine at the Dearborn Inn. Today, it is a Marriott Hotel. The Dearborn Inn is 11.0 miles from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.