The Henry Ford in Dearborn has announced it will begin a multi phase reopening after it temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Beginning July 2-5 with a member preview weekend, the historical attraction will open daily to visitors on July 9.
The plan is designed to emphasize the safety of visitors and staff in compliance with state, federal, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
“We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to the museum and village, and while our mission remains unchanged and steadfast, The Henry Ford, for now, will be a different institution in size, scope and visitation,” said Patricia Mooradian, president and CEO of The Henry Ford. “I am excited about our reopening and so proud of our workforce. Their devotion and commitment to meet every challenge and consider every detail for the well-being of our visitors is awe-inspiring.”
In the first phase of reopening, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village will be open from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with a reservation system in place to limit daily visitation. Both members and daily visitors can digitally reserve or purchase a timed-entry ticket online for a no-wait experience beginning June 22.
The Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience will remain closed during the initial phase. Plans are underway to resume these offerings as soon as possible.
The “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibition, originally planned to open in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in March, has been rescheduled to open July 16 and extended through Jan. 31, 2021. The limited-engagement exhibition features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Reservations for the exhibition will be available starting July 8.
To further ensure a safe environment, hands-on activities are limited, and most interactions between visitors and staff will have a presence of six feet or more. Visitors ages 3 and up as well as staff will be required to wear a face mask to enter any venue but can remove them when social distancing is observed.
All staff will be required to complete health screenings before arriving on-site for each shift. An increased number of cleaning staff will also be on-site to ensure that all surfaces, restrooms, and restaurants are consistently disinfected. Additional hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout each venue.
A full list of guidelines at The Henry Ford is available here.