Birthplace of the
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It might look old-fashioned now, but in 1908 the Model T was revolutionary. Inexpensive, light weight, durable, and easy to
drive and repair, it was a great value for ordinary families. It quickly became the most popular car on the planet.
The Model T changed not only what we drove then, but how we live today.
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Today, you can visit the birthplace of that transportation revolution. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is again open for
business, a symbol of Detroit’s ability to invent, innovate, and rebound.
Walk the plank floors worn smooth by hundreds of workers and thousands of cars. See Henry Ford’s competition, his early
successes and false starts. Learn how one of the world’s most significant industrial buildings was saved by dedicated
volunteers. And support our ongoing restoration and education projects here in the mechanical heart of Detroit.