Saturday April 15th 2023
You are invited to a guided five-part tour of this amazing historic and innovative complex. Located at the intersection of the Detroit and Rouge rivers, the Ford Rouge Complex was a mile-and-a-half wide and more than a mile long. The Rouge was comprised of 93 buildings and over 15 million square feet, making it the world’s largest industrial complex. In the 1930s, the Rouge housed over 100,000 employees of Ford Motor Company.
The Five Parts:
1. The Legacy Theater, where a short film about the history of the Rouge will be shown
2. The Manufacturing Innovation Theater, which provides a fascinating experience about the making of Ford’s F-150 truck
3. The Observation Deck Tour, where visitors will have a chance to see the world’s largest “living roof”
4. The Assembly Walking Plant Tour, for a guided tour along an elevated walkway and see the final assembly of the Ford F-150
5. The Legacy Gallery, which showcases some of the most famous cars manufactured at the Rouge
Highlights from the 2020 Tour
The tour group entrance to the Ford Rouge Factory.
The group gathers on the Observation Deck to see a view of the green roof, the solar panels, employee parking, and the rest of the Rouge.
A view of the Rouge and employee parking from the Observation Deck.
The plants found on the world’s third largest living roof at the Ford Rouge Factory.
For information about this Opportunity Contact:
Kaley James, M.Ed, CHES
Administrative Program Coordinator
University of Michigan School of Public Health (M6112 SPHII)