Step Back In Time With A Visit To Detroit's Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village is located in the Henry Ford Museum complex and was the nation’s first outdoor museum of its type. There are more than 100 buildings in the village and each has its own historical significance. Next time you’re trying to find something to do, spend an entire day at Greenfield Village, where you’ll feel like you stepped back in time. Here are some of the highlights:
The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is home to a lot of neat historical items.
The Henry Ford Museum is home to a bunch of important historical items like the John F. Kennedy limo, the Rosa Parks bus, Thomas Edison's lab and Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre. However, the Henry Ford complex is also home to Greenfield Village, and this outdoor museum will really make you feel like you went back in time.
At Greenfield Village, there are over 100 historical buildings showcasing American lifestyle since the country's founding.
The homes in the village include buildings from the 17th Century to today. These homes were moved from their original locations and put in a "village" style to teach people about the American way of life.
Each home is historically significant and the people who worked and lived in them have contributed greatly in shaping America.
Some of these homes include The Wright Brothers' bicycle shop and home, which was moved from Ohio in 1937, Noah Webster's Connecticut home, Henry Ford's birthplace, which has been furnished exactly how his mother had it, and the Cape Cod windmill, which is considered one of the oldest windmills in America.
Walk through working farms and watch demonstrations of glass-blowing and pottery making.
There are costumed staff who teach visitors about the history and importance of each home. You can also walk through four real working farms and watch cool demonstrations like pottery making, sewing, cooking and glass-blowing.
Travel to each location in a Model T or horse-drawn carriage.
There is a lot to see at Greenfield Village and a ton of walking. So to make things easier, the outdoor museum offers rides in a restored Model T, a horse- drawn carriage or on their rail line.
If you're a history buff or just want to learn more about America, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are your best bet. They are located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124 and are open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Have you been to Greenfield Village? Let us know about your experience! After you’ve taken a trip to the Henry Ford complex, check out these
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