The Henry Ford Connect

Download THF Connect to transform your visit to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation with audio tours, AR content, an interactive map and more. Unlock stories that cross exhibits with exclusive audio tours from our curators. Find your way to your favorite objects with our map and intuitive turn-by-turn directions. Explore artifacts and collections in virtual space with augmented reality—and even create your own virtual innovation. For members of The Henry Ford, access your membership card to activate your benefits across the campus. Want more? We’re always improving the app, and we want to hear from you!

Key Features:

1. Near Me

The app responds to your location in the museum, alerting you to nearby experiences.

2. Audio Tours

Dive deeper into the stories and artifacts around you, and explore connections across exhibits with immersive audio tours. As you follow turn-by-turn directions, hear from the museum’s curators as they tell stories of triumph, discovery and failure.

3. Interact - AR

Add a virtual layer to artifacts at the museum, and create your own AR “Mashup” from pieces of The Henry Ford’s collection.

4. Featured Artifacts

Locate and learn about featured artifacts throughout the museum with THF Artifact Cards.

5. Digital Membership Card

Access your membership card from anywhere.

6. Review Your Visit

Keep track of your in-app activity, allowing you to revisit your discoveries at home.

7. Things to Do

Discover activities at the museum, from upcoming events to hands-on experiences on the museum floor.

8. Search

Tap the search icon at any time to find a specific artifact, amenity, or content within the app.

9. Turn by Turn Directions

THF Connect provides directions from your location to anywhere in the museum—making it easier for you to follow an audio tour, or find restrooms, food, exits and more.

How does THF Connect know where you are? The Henry Ford has placed more than 500 Bluetooth beacons throughout the museum. These beacons emit a signal that your phone detects, with Bluetooth enabled. Your phone then provides your location and provides turn-by-turn directions. The Henry Ford does not track or store guest locations—this feature is strictly for your convenience.


- Our free Guest Wifi varies in strength throughout the museum. Please alert us if you have any issues.

- Bluetooth must be turned on for full functionality. Continued use of GPS running in the background may dramatically decrease battery life.

Let us know how the app is working and how we can continue to innovate your museum experience by sending your feedback to:
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What's New

Updated onboarding to clarify background location use in on-site audio tours.
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Additional Information

June 25, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
7.0 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
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