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Detroit, Michigan: Birthplace of the Model T

See the factory where the first Model Ts were built by Ford in 1908. The oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Dozens of old Fords are on display, including the world's most perfectly restored Model T.

Ford Piquette Plant

461 Piquette Ave., Detroit, MI
Ford Piquette Plant. Just northwest of the intersection of I-94 and I-75. On the north side of Piquette Ave., just west of its intersection with Beaubien St.
April-Nov. W-Su 10-4, or by appt (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Birthplace of the Model T

Historic and restored Model T's are on view. The guides are very knowledgeable; most are retired Ford workers. There is a fair amount of stairs to get to the exhibit.

[Joannah Soderborg, 10/29/2016]
Birthplace of the Model T

The Ford Piquette Plant was the birthplace of the Model T, and is the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. See Henry Ford's office as it was in 1908, complete with very a messy desk. Lots of very old cars on display, too. The building is now a museum, not a working factory.

[Marion, 07/26/2014]

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