Price: $1 Million
You and five of your friends are the only visitors for a day at two of the United States’ leading cultural destinations: the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich. Your day begins with a personal tour of a 26-million artifact archive collection with Marc Greuther, one of the nation’s foremost historians and the chief curator at the Henry Ford. After the tour, you’ll be swept away in an authentic Model T to finish your curated immersion with a private tour of Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory in Greenfield Village.
Then, a Henry Ford 1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royale—one of only six examples, and one of the world’s most valuable automobiles—is yours to drive through the streets of Greenfield Village. The village (and museum) will be closed to the public, so you and your guests can leisurely visit each of its 83 historic structures, including the Wright Brothers’ home and cycle shop and Henry Ford’s birthplace. For lunch, a rare farmhouse feast at the Firestone Farm will take place in the same 1880s dining room where tire magnate Harvey Firestone dined with Ford and Edison.
Your afternoon features a private tour of the Henry Ford with president and CEO Patricia Mooradian and executive vice president and chief historian Christian Overland. You and your guests can roam the 12-acre museum and see national treasures like the Rosa Parks Bus and the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting the night he was assassinated.
The gift also includes hotel accommodations at the Dearborn Inn, adjacent to the museum’s campus.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, J. Spencer Medford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 313.982.6016.
Terms and conditions
Proceeds will benefit the Henry Ford, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. A portion may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; consult your attorney or tax advisor.