The automobile’s influence on American culture is ready to be explored in Henry Ford Museum’s all-new, permanent exhibition Driving America which opens January 29. The all-new 80,000 sq. ft. exhibition tells the story of people, cars and our culture. It’s an interactive, state-of-the-art story of us as drivers, consumers and enthusiasts.
Play a Part
One of the most dynamic automotive museum experiences, Driving America is a remarkable mix of authentic artifacts, digital media, interactive play and personal accounts that tells the story of how much the automobile has influenced our culture during the past 100 years.
With over 130 of America’s most significant vehicles on display, these vehicles serve as a springboard for a new digital and interactive learning experience that helps visitors explore more – and have loads of fun doing it.
Sprinkled throughout the exhibition are 18 interactive touch screens that offer thousands of additional details, images, videos and oral histories about the artifacts. And if you ever wanted to get under the hood of a historic vehicle, here’s your chance. Driving America allows you to digitally get inside the engines of select vehicles.
Cars, Diners, Drive-ins
For those who are all about the cars themselves, Driving America doesn’t disappoint, offering up a stellar and unprecedented collection of some of the most important and recognizable vehicles from century-old electric cars and current hybrids to muscle cars, racers and modern-day SUVs.
In the middle of it all is a small-scale replica of a drive-in movie theater and Lamy’s, a 1940s diner where you can sit, grab a snack and share a funny story with the colorful characters working behind the counter.
Memories of a First Ride
Freedom. Responsibility. A rite of passage. For many folks, a first car symbolizes the perfect blend of all these building blocks to adulthood – with lots of fun and fond memories tucked in the middle.
Share your first car photos and stories with The Henry Ford and America.
Plan a Getaway!
Be among the first to experience Driving America through our Affordable Vacation Packages. Starting at just $89, The Henry Ford Vacation Packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village or Ford Rouge Factory Tour).