DHM Admissions

Purchase tickets in advance to visit the
Detroit Historical Museum.
Tickets are valid for any time during public open hours.
Members: Advance ticket purchases are not required. Provide your membership card at the entrance to use your member benefits.
Plan Your Visit
The Detroit Historical Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
Visitors can reserve tickets in advance or purchase tickets at the door. 
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is open Friday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. 
Please visit our website for additional information that can help you prepare for your visit.
Doing our part, six feet apart!
In an ongoing effort to assist the community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Detroit Historical Society (DHS) has implemented a number of enhanced safety measures:
• Advance purchase of tickets are encouraged. Walk-ins are also welcome.
• Visitors are encouraged to sanitize their hands frequently during their visit.
Please do not visit us if you feel ill or have symptoms of respiratory illness.


The Detroit Historical Museum lot on Kirby St. (between Woodward and Cass Avenues) is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking rates are as follows:

  • $9 during museum hours
  • $10 flat rate after hours

Please note: When you pull into the museum lot, you will use the touchscreen kiosk to select "get a ticket" or use your credit card to enter. When you exit the lot, you will either insert your ticket or the credit card you used to enter (you must use the SAME card) to pay your parking fee. 

The lost ticket rate is $10. 

The lot is not intended for overnight stay. If a car enters in the evening and exits after 4 a.m. the next morning, they will be charged for two days, or $20.  

An intercom is available 24/7 for any parking questions or difficulties. 

Looking to do research or access our digital collections?
Contact our collections team at 313.297.8391.