As a wealthy entrepreneur, Henry Ford began collecting bits of American history including interesting machinery, watches, and (of course) cars. Today the museum is the world's foremost display of Americana and early 20th century technology.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation recounts the story of American innovation and history across 250 acres, over 300 years and with the aid of 26 million artifacts, some of the buildings that were physically moved from their original locations in Ohio, Georgia and even Switzerland. Four unique attractions comprise The Henry Ford: the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, a repository of artifacts from 19th-century household items to JFK’s presidential limo; Greenfield Village, with a collection of historic buildings such as the Wright Brothers’ Cycle Shop; the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Giant Screen Experience theatre.
There is a large parking lot adjacent to the museum; if you will be visiting with your RV, you should find adequate parking in the back of the parking lot.