Answered By: Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018 Views: 238

The Reading Room is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 am-5:00 pm.  Please note we are not open Saturday and Sunday, although you can still visit Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum on those days. We are also closed on certain holidays.

Walk-ins are welcome, but if you make an appointment, we can prepare for your research visit by making a list of possible collections of interest and pulling some material ahead of your appointment so that you can make the most of research time here.

To set up an appointment to visit the research center call us at (313) 982-6020 or write to us at

If you wish to do research from offsite, please contact us in writing. Fees apply to many research requests, and we will clarify this when we receive your request. For more information on cost please see our research services. Requests for information can be emailed, faxed or mailed:

Benson Ford Research Center
The Henry Ford
P.O. Box 1970
Dearborn, MI
fax: (313) 982-6244

Contact Us

ATTN: The Benson Ford Research Center remains closed to the public for in-person research, tours, and visits. It will remain closed until further notice, but Research Center staff members continue to respond to inquiries. Please contact us by email, phone, mail, or by submitting a question.


Benson Ford Research Center
The Henry Ford
P.O. Box 1970
Dearborn, Michigan, USA 48121-1970