Visit the Birthplace of the Model T

What You'll See

Visit Area Auto Heritage Sites

Visit Ford Sites Around Detroit

Detroit's Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is the birthplace of the Model T. Today, it is the only example of an early Detroit auto factory open to visitors. You can see where Henry Ford designed the Model T and built the first 12,000 "Tin Lizzies."

Learn about the other models Ford built at the Piquette plant between 1904 and 1910. And the colorful personalities of Piquette who set the world's record for car production, making Ford Motor Company the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles in less than four years.

Learn about the lives of typical autoworkers in 1908 - their ten-hour days and six-day workweeks; and how they built cars before Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line.

Tours of ten or more can be arranged anytime. Admission is $10 per person, and a gift shop is on the premises.

Tour the Model T plant and then spend the day visiting other museums and auto heritage-related sites in and around Detroit.

Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc.
461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2127
Detroit Michigan 48202

Map and Directions

Phone: 313.872.8759 | E-Mail:

Hours and Admission:
April - October

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM

$10 per person