Field Trip FAQs

Need Assistance? Call our Contact Center representatives, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday hours vary seasonally or email

How many students and adult chaperones do I need to qualify for a field trip?

A minimum of 10 students is required to obtain the discounted rate.

One adult group leader is required for every 10 students, grades K-12. To ensure appropriate supervision, we will provide your group with one free teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 students. Additional adults or teachers will be charged the $10 school group rate. Free teacher/chaperone tickets only apply to Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Ford Rouge Factory Tour visits.

What are your hours?

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Greenfield Village and Ford Rouge Factory Tour hours vary seasonally. See for more information on hours.

What is the school group rate?

Rates rates are $14 for Greenfield Village, and $12 each for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The rate is the same for students and adult chaperones. A minimum of 10 students is required to obtain the discounted rate. In order to ensure an appropriate student-to-adult chaperone ratio, The Henry Ford will provide one complimentary ticket for the Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour for every 10 students booked on the field trip.

Does my group have to arrive together?

Your group does not have to arrive at the same time; however, only the contact on the reservation can add to the reservation. Please let chaperones know a location where they can meet your group.

Do you have eating facilities for groups?

Yes, we have a student dining area located in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. This area can be reserved in 15-minute increments, can accommodate up to 200 people and is free of charge. There are vending machines for cold beverages only, located in the dining area. Greenfield Village has numerous eating areas which are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please note that eating areas in Greenfield Village are unsheltered.

What options do you have should my students wish to purchase their lunches?

We do have restaurants onsite, however, we STRONGLY recommend bringing lunches as it will save time and money. Our on-site restaurants in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation include Plum Market Kitchen. In Greenfield Village, we have A Taste of History Restaurant, among others (hours vary by location and season). 

Do you have a place for us to store lunches?

We recommend chaperones bring backpacks to hold lunches or bring your own wagons as we have a very limited amount of lunch wagons. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

How many adult chaperones do you require?

One adult group leader is required for every 10 students. This applies to all student groups K through 12. Groups that do not meet this requirement will be denied entry.

What is your payment policy?

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village admission can be paid upon arrival but must be reserved in advance. For speedier service, we suggest paying in advance so that tickets will be printed and ready for pickup. We can also mail tickets directly to you for a small fee if we receive payment at least three weeks prior to your visit. The Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience Films must be paid three weeks in advance.

Do I have to purchase my tickets in advance for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation or Greenfield Village?

You have to reserve your tickets at least 24 hours in advance to receive school group rates and services, but you do not have to pay for them in advance. However, we highly recommend advance payment. If your tickets are prepaid, you may avoid long admission lines.

Where do I check in?

Our Contact Center Group Services coordinators can advise you on available check-in locations. This information is also indicated on your confirmation under the heading of "Delivery Method." Group Check-In will be available at the Greenfield Village Ticket Building and Clocktower Entrance of the Museum. (Check in location is based on your reservation, please see confirmation email with pick up location)

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash (large bills only), checks (made payable to The Henry Ford), and major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). We do not accept purchase orders in lieu of payment.

What if I have extra Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation tickets?

Excess tickets can be returned to the Contact Center Group Services team for a full refund. 

How much are the rides in Greenfield Village?

Ride Duo tickets that include one ride on our Steam Engine Locomotive and one ride on our Carousel are $7/person. All day train tickets are $5 for school groups. 

What can I expect to see on the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?

The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a five-part experience consisting of two theaters, an observation deck, the final assembly line of the Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. The tour operates on an open flow schedule, which enables your group to visit any part of the tour in any order that you desire. The two films that provide a history and a future of the Ford Motor Company run in sequence every 20 minutes. Seating for the films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. On the Observation Deck, your group will be able to learn more about some of Ford Motor Company’s eco-friendly enhancements, including the world’s largest living roof. The Legacy Gallery has a small collection of cars manufactured by Ford Motor Company. An Outdoor Living Lab Tour of the grounds near the Visitor Center is also available seasonally.

Can I take my own bus to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?

You can now drive your school buses directly to the Rouge complex. This ensures your group will arrive at the same time. We still offer transportation from the museum on our buses should you choose to do so.

Do Home Educators receive a discount on Memberships to The Henry Ford?

Yes, Home Educators are qualified to receive a 25% discount off a Henry Ford Membership (Individual - Family Flex + Rides levels). If you would like to apply for this discount, please fill out the following form.

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