Last year, we decided to purchase a membership to the Henry Ford, which is one of the more prominent museums in the area. It has a lot of history, from the auto industry but also in many other things that go beyond. We probably would have joined sooner, but the drive is about 40 minutes from our house.
From a frugal perspective, it can’t be beat. The membership was $145 but it is tax deductible, meaning that it’s probably more about $115 out of pocket. Each visit would cost us around $40, so just three visits makes it pay for itself. We’ve gone six times and have another two months until our membership expires, so we’ve more than taken advantage.
Here are some of the great things that I personally enjoy at our museum: