Henry Ford Museum closed amid coronavirus outbreak

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DEARBORN, Mich. – All public venues at The Henry Ford are closed until further notice as a precaution during the coronavirus outbreak.

The company will re-evaluate the closures March 18.

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According to a representative, the closure affects the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the Giant Screen Experience and the Benson Ford Research Center.

All public programs until April 5 have been postponed or cancelled. Private events are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Anyone who has purchased a ticket through April 5 will have the opportunity to turn their purchase into a donation or refund.

“While this decision was difficult in some ways, we feel as a national destination and the largest cultural institution in the state, it is our obligation to proactively put the health and safety of our guests, staff, students and volunteers first and do our part to help minimize the spread of this virus and the impact it will have on our nation’s health system and our community,” said The Henry Ford president Patricia Mooradian. "As history has taught us, Americans are resilient in the face of adversity and as a country we are at our best when we work together to help create solutions. "

The museum established a continually-updating page on its official website covering what precautions its taking and how COVID-19 is affecting services. It can be found here.

View our growing list of events, places and more that have been canceled or shuttered due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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