Thousands Flock To The Streets Of Old Detroit As Museum Extends Holiday Hours

DETROIT (WWJ) – A steady stream of visitors are walking the cobblestone streets of Old Detroit and getting a glimpse of the Underground Railway.

More than 35,000 people have passed through the Detroit Historical Museum in the month since its Grand Re-Opening Weekend began on November 23.

Now the Museum is  extending hours of operation – to go along with admission that is free for all, all the time — beginning Wednesday, December 26th and continuing through Monday, December 31st.

Permanent exhibits at the museum include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains.

During each of those six days, the Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, as well as New Year’s Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2.

For more information, call the Museum at (313) 833-1805 or check out their website, here.

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