After leaving Grand Rapids, our next stop was Detroit. We rolled into town at about 3:00 p.m. and arrived at the historic Ford Plant at 411 Piquette Avenue. The plant is a well preserved shrine to Henry Ford and the Model T. The Model T enthusiasts who maintain and operate the plant museum modestly claim, " (I)t may be the most significant auto-heritage site in the world." Here's a link to the Wikipedia entry.
The plant operated before assembly-line methods had been developed and is composed of a great many bays where individual cars were assembled. You can see quite a variety of models in various states of assembly although most are fully assembled vehicles.
The "secret room" where the model T was developed is worth a trip into Detroit for any car enthusiast.
At the end of the tour, we even found one Model T available for a comfort check.
The plant is located in a safe area - but don't stray too far from a direct route off Woodward Avenue. It is only open on Wednesday through Sunday and closes at 4:00 p.m.