Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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Take A Ghostly Tour Of Detroit History, 2 Days Only

October 17, 2018 - 2:21 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Get a ghostly guided look into Detroit's rich automotive history at special event just ahead of Halloween.

Ford Piquette Plant -- Ford Motor Company’s first headquarter, where the Model T was born -- is bringing back its "Ghosts of Piquette" tours for two days only: Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. 

Guests will be ushered through the museum in groups by volunteers from Preservation Detroit, a partner in the event, encountering actors portraying the men and women who helped build Detroit's earliest cars -- from the young and hungry James O'Connor, who placed the first engine in the very first Model T, to the eccentric Dodge Brothers, to Edsel Ford himself. 

Nancy Darga, Executive Director of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, says it's one of the museum’s most popular events.

“Everyone loves the museum at this time of the year,” she said, in a release, “and both the volunteers and the guests really get into the historical stories that we share. We put a lot of time into researching the unique stories of all the people involved in the Piquette plant, and it shows when the ‘ghosts’ tell their tales. People get really engaged.”

This history tour is suitable for adults and for kids over 10. Tours run for one hour and leave every 20 minutes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cider and donuts will be provided by Z's Villa.

For Saturday tickets, click here; and for Sunday tickets, click here(Note:Tickets are for a SPECIFIC day and time, so make sure you purchase the right day's tickets!)

For more about the plant and its history, visit the website