Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Experience the action of a real-life 21st-century factory floor where the new Ford F-150 is made. Get ready for some eye-opening encounters with the technology of tomorrow—today.

Where Manufacturing Comes Alive

Go Behind the Scenes at One of the World’s Largest Automotive Complexes

Bring your class to the place where the sophisticated assembly of cars and trucks by both robots and highly skilled tradespeople actually happens. Give them a multisensory look at modern vehicle production. Let them experience rare historic footage of Ford Motor Company and the Rouge Plant. Join them on a visit to the plant’s 10-acre living roof—a milestone in environmental design.







Check Out



Outdoor Living Lab Walking Tour

Open seasonally and weather permitting, this self-guided walking tour offers a chance to see sustainable design in action at the historic Ford Rouge Complex. Follow a wood-chipped path along stormwater treatment ponds, through a crabapple and hawthorn orchard and around to a viewing point that overlooks beehives and the rest of the Rouge Complex. Return alongside a solar array to the Visitor Center.

Before You Arrive

Make the Most of Your Visit

Field trips to Ford Rouge Factory Tour achieve high ratings and rave reviews from educators and students alike. To make your visit as smooth and enjoyable as possible, check out these handy tips, suggestions and guidelines.

Timing Your Arrival

Ford Rouge Factory Tour shuttle buses depart from Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation every 20 minutes. If your field trip group exceeds the capacity of one shuttle bus, some chaperones and their students will need to wait for the next shuttle.

Tickets & Payments

You must reserve your tickets in advance. Pre-payment is required a minimum of three weeks prior to your arrival. Tickets will be held at the Group Check-In location. Teachers from the same school must have separate reservations if they are paying separately. Please note all additional tickets must be added on at one time. We will not be able to accommodate multiple transactions on one reservation.

Theater Screenings

Theaters run in sequence beginning with the Legacy Theater. Theaters have limited capacity and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Shows begin every 20 minutes.

Lunch Areas

Ford Rouge Factory Tour includes one lunch area. It requires an advance reservation: You will need to book the space if your group plans to eat there. Bring your own lunches, as the lunch area provides only limited beverage and snack vending machines.

Special Expectations for Students

This is a working truck plant. No shouting, waving or other distractions are allowed. Do not drop items from the balcony walkway in the assembly plant. Photography, cellphone use, food and beverages are prohibited inside the theaters and plant.

Expectations for Chaperones

For the safety of your students and the consideration of our other guests, we ask that you be responsible for the behavior of your students. Lack of supervision or inappropriate behavior may result in staff asking a field trip group to leave. We require one adult per 10 students and can refuse entry if this requirement is not met. Teachers MUST pay for and authorize any additional (last-minute) chaperones to qualify for the school group rate. Any adults that are not paid for by a teacher as an addition to the school’s original reservation will be charged the regular daily admission fee. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Available Scholarships

We are honored to offer scholarships thanks to the generous support from key corporate and foundation sponsors as well as donations from members and guests. Scholarships are available to schools in which at least 30% of students receive free or reduced lunches.


Included StudentsChaperones
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®$10.00Free*
Greenfield Village®Additional $6 per ticket for train ride$10.00Free*
Ford Rouge Factory Tour$10.00Free*
Any 2 Venues *1 free ticket per 10 kids for some venues$15.00Free*
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®$10.00
Greenfield Village®Additional $6 per ticket for train ride$10.00
Ford Rouge Factory Tour$10.00
Any 2 Venues *1 free ticket per 10 kids for some venues $15.00
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®Free*
Greenfield Village®Additional $6 per ticket for train rideFree*
Ford Rouge Factory TourFree*
Any 2 Venues *1 free ticket per 10 kids for some venues Free*

Unlock More Resources

Access our curricula, professional development and communities

Explore Even More Resources

A Community Built by Educators for Educators

Help prepare all learners to be world-changing innovators, inventors & entrepreneurs.

inHub Overview

Integrate Innovation Learning into Your Classroom

Learn more about instructor-led online courses and workshops.

Professional Development

Resources that Activate an Innovative Mindset

Connect core disciplinary understanding to the real-world.

Curriculum Resources

Take Learning Beyond the Classroom

Introduce them to iconic inventions, inspiring individuals, and unique settings that have changed the world.

Experiences & Field Trips
Join for free