This summer, commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a visit to The Henry Ford, America’s Greatest History Attraction. Don’t miss the limited-engagement Discovering the Civil War exhibition from the National Archives and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the original Emancipation Proclamation - on display for a limited time, June 20 – June 22, in Henry Ford Museum.
Discovering the Civil War exhibition
The most extensive exhibition ever assembled from the National Archives’ incomparable Civil War holdings is being shown in its entirety for the first time ever at Henry Ford Museum, May 21 – Sept 5.
Discovering the Civil War combines great original treasures and engaging touch-screen interactives in a physical environment inspired by 21st-century research rooms. Letters, diaries, photos, maps, petitions, receipts, patents, amendments and proclamations all become powerful tools to let visitors take a fresh look at a conflict that continues to loom large in our national consciousness.
Limited time to see the original Emancipation Proclamation
Join us for this historic and memorable occasion to see one of the landmarks of American history. The original document is one of the centerpieces of Discovering the Civil War exhibition in Henry Ford Museum. The original Emancipation Proclamation will be on display in Henry Ford Museum to the public for a limited time, June 20-22. Admission to Henry Ford Museum for this very special event is free of charge. Check our Web site for the latest details on the Emancipation Proclamation event at Henry Ford Museum.
Affordable Summer Vacation Packages!
The best value for Civil War enthusiasts to experience both the Discovering the Civil War exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and Civil War programming in Greenfield Village is 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).