Last week, a friend was kind enough to get us into the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI with her membership pass. We only had to pay for my ticket. Overall, we had a wonderful time at the museum. There was so much to see. We got there at 10am and did not leave until 3pm! It took all day, and we probably could have spent even more time because we skipped a few exhibits!
I thought the Henry Ford Museum would be mostly cars and the history of cars. I was wrong! This museum had the history of America. I was very impressed and had a wonderful time!
One of our favorite exhibits included the Agriculture equipment. We even realized we have some of the older horse drawn equipment which was on display. There were many items I recognized as things my dad had owned through the years and a few items which he still owns today.
Another favorite were the exhibits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They even had on display (for a limited time) the actual chair in which Lincoln was shot! They also had the car President JFK was riding in when he was assassinated and the car President Ronald Reagan was riding in when there was an attempted assassination.
They also had planes, trains, and cars. There was a replica of Amelia Earhart's plane. You could even make your own plane out of paper and give it a test flight!
The very favorite for all the boys was the gun display. They had many different guns as well as other weapons used throughout American History.
Another interesting exhibit was history through the ages. They music and various other things teens enjoyed during each time period. They even had 1980s music videos playing. You could even be in the video by standing in front of a green back drop and the camera would put you on the TV screen with the music video. My children ended up being in a Prince video and a Van Halen video. They thought the music and the way the people dressed was very strange and different! They also finally got to see what 8 tracks were which was a surprise to them. They already had seen records in the past, so that was nothing new, but I had never been quite able to explain 8 tracks! They were nearly obsolete by the time I began listening to music anyway!
As usual there was not much about God or God in the history of our country in any of the displays. I was somewhat disappointed, but really did not expect it. I suppose the reason I was so disappointed is we have been studying lots of American History these past few years in our Homeschool and everything is God or Christ centered. It is amazing how much the public education system and the world in general leave out about our history because they do not want to mention God. I have learned so much these past few years. So very many things I was never taught in public school! It has been great for me and for my children!
There are also a few places to eat within the museum. Not very gluten free friendly though. I suggest to take your own snacks and bottled water which is what we did.
The price of the museum is not too bad. Children 4 and under get in free. For Non-members, Adult day passes are $17 and children 5-12 are $12.50. Seniors (62 and over) are $15 each. For more information visit the Henry Ford Museum Website.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. I decided to post a review on my own account. Henry Ford museum knows nothing about this review and never asked me to give one. Thanks for reading!