Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Ms. Jill Woodward
Primary Contact Name
Samantha Wilkinson
Main Address

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum
461 Piquette St
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

What We Do

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of the Model T and the interpretation and celebration of Detroit’s automotive heritage and spirit of innovation.


The Model-T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc., (doing business as) the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, was organized in 2000 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of preserving the Plant and keeping it from being demolished. Open year round as a Museum and education center, the plant now attracts visitors from around the world. It provides special programs and events for bus tours, families, and scores of people attending public and private events from car shows to weddings. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (FPAP) is managed by a Board of Trustees and volunteer committees. The historic site is financially self-supported. It is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company or Ford Foundation. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was dedicated as a MotorCities National Heritage Area site in 1996. The Plant was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and listed as a Michigan State Historic Site in 2003. The FPAP site was deemed a U.S. Historic District Contributing Property in 2004 and declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2006.

Interesting Info
  • We provide free field trips and memberships to every 6th grade student in the Detroit Public School district.
  • The majority of our organization is volunteer based
  • The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum is the only Henry Ford Heritage site in the City of Detroit
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Assistant
Repeats daily for 365 times
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes

Repeats every 5 days on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for 366 times