I experienced the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant as a guest of the Ford Motor Company; however, all opinions are my own. #FORDNAIAS

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1903 Model T - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1904 Model C - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1906 Model N Runabout - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1914 Model T - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1916 Studebaker - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1922 Model T Randolph Camp Trailer - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - 1925 Snowmobile - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Cars - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Hood Ornament - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Picnic Basket - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Studebaker - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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 Vintage Gas Pumps - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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From the moment you arrive at the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the birthplace of the Model T, you can feel the presence of those who came before. The location is just a few blocks off of I-94 and I-75, but a world away. It was added to the U.S. Nationa Register of Historic Places in 2002 and declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2006. Both much-deserved recognition.

FORD PIQUETTE AVENUE PLANT 461 Piquette Street Detroit, MI 48202 313.872.8759 http://www.fordpiquetteavenueplant.org/

Admission

Adults…………………….$12 Seniors 65 and over….$10

Students with ID……..$5

Children under 12…..Free

Group Tour (10 minimum)………..$8 each

The Piquette Plant is open for the 2016 North American International Auto Show: January 16 – 24, 2016 10 AM – 4 PM and AutoramamFebruary 26 – 28, 2016 10 AM – 4 PM Please visit their website for additional hours.

The Piquette Avenue Plant was built in 1904 as the second home of the Ford Motor Company and the first plant built specifically to create the Model T. It went on to also produce other models. Ford sold the building in 1911 to Studebaker, who used the building until 1933. It was owned by several other businesses until it was purchased by the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex in 2000. It’s now a historic site that’s open to the public and run by some amazingly dedicated volunteers.

Display Cases - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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I had the pleasure of meeting a few of them during my time with Ford in 2015 during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). I was impressed with their love for not only the building but also the vehicles they are stewards of. Their wealth of information about how these vehicles were used in daily life as well as the history of the plant is remarkable. If you get the chance to visit, and I suggest you do, spend some time chatting with the volunteers. They’re happy to share their knowledge and love sharing their passion for these vintage vehicles.

Ford's POSITIVELY No Smoking Sign from the 1900's - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Metal Fire Doors - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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The Piquette Avenue Plant provides a tour back in history to learn about the innovations that were made that created the popular Ford Model T. The three-story building is built in the New England-style, which boasts the original metal fire doors and wood plank floors. The worn treads have been honed smooth by work boots and equipment, and light shines through the cracks from the floors below. The original windows are immense and beautiful and at night, they are illuminated by the hanging light fixtures that create the most incredible glow.

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Vintage Cars - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Events

This stunning historic location is available for special events. It’s the perfect place for a wedding! The rustic feel and antique cars are an excellent backdrop for most any event. Guest will enjoy experiencing the history of the autos and the splendor of the building with the large windows, open beams, and original wood floor.

 Event - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Fresh Donuts with caramel and chocolate sauce - Dessert Bar - Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – The Birthplace of the Ford Model T #Travel #FORDNAIAS
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Donations

Donations are gladly accepted to continue the restoration efforts. Donate online.  The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc. (Ford Piquette Avenue Plant) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company. Contributions are tax deductible.

Learn more about the Historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant at the official website.