THF records highest attendance since 2012

Attraction draws nearly 1.8 million visitors

DEARBORN – The Henry Ford’s attractions and signature events had a near record-setting year in 2016 with more than 1.78 million guests visiting the institution’s campus, a 5 percent increase from 2015. This is the highest attendance for the institution since 2012.

Contributing to 2016’s success, Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village presented by Citizens Bank had more than 88,800 visitors. Continuously voted as a top holiday event both locally and nationally, Holiday Nights is an immersive holiday event that has seen record-breaking attendance for the past two years.

“Highly attended signature events including Maker Faire Detroit, Hallowe’en and Holiday Nights along with new exhibitions in Henry Ford Museum and the increased viewership of our Emmy-winning television show, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, created a solid foundation for 2017,” The Henry Ford President Patricia Mooradian said. “We look forward to the year ahead and are excited for big announcements, new exhibitions and new programming.”

Last year was a year of new additions, unique exhibitions and programming for The Henry Ford including the opening of the new Giant Screen Experience, the Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery, and temporary exhibitions “The Beatles Magical History Tour” and “American Style & Spirit” inside Henry Ford Museum.

The Henry Ford looks to continue 2016’s success with the opening of new museum exhibitions coming in the spring and fall, filming for the fourth season of “Innovation Nation” and more, Mooradian said.

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