Back in June – I know, I know. Y’all are saying “Chrys, what is up with you and your extreme delay in posting???” Well, guys… life is CRAZY! And I really need it to slow down just a little bit so there are enough hours in my day to get everything done.
Ok, so back in June, we decided to take a little mini-vacay and head down I-75 and check out Greenfield Village, part of the Henry Ford Museum experience. I’ve been here before but it’s been a few years, so it was due time to head down and make some new memories.
Greenfield Village is an outdoors living history museum. Each and every piece of the museum is authentic in some way, shape or form. Ride a real steam-powered locomotive or hop in a Model T and cruise on down the city streets. Up the hill is a working farm and house. You can go inside the home and watch live action role players reenact life on the farm; from picking crops to rolling out dough to make homemade bread and pies. You’ll see farmers tending to the animals. This farmhouse is where Henry Ford grew up.
In the middle of ‘town’ you can watch world-class artisans blow class and create some magnificent pieces. Many of these items are for sale around the various gift shops located on the property.
If you are lucky, you can watch a baseball game reminiscent of 1867 followed by lunch complete with a menu full of foods from the 1830s.
If you’re a fan of Thomas Edison you can see his workshop where he created light. You can also see where the Wright Brothers gave us wings as well as the building where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. And let’s not forget the home where Noah Webster wrote the first American dictionary.
There are a few places in the village that are replica’s but majority are the real deal having been removed from their original location and brought into Greenfield Village.
You’re defiantly going to want to make sure you have your walking shoes on to get through over 80 acres of sights to be seen.
While it’s a lot of fun to visit the museum and go back in time, for someone like me, it also means plenty of sights for photo ops. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how many photos I gathered for stock. So much beauty to be seen for the one with the photographic eye.
Here are a few things that I enjoyed photographing:
Whether you want to learn more about Henry Ford , automobiles or how events shaped the world as we know it today or to have a place to take a wide variety of stock photos; we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
Step into the sights, sounds, and sensations of 300 years of American life:
Disclaimer: Tickets were provided to the Greenfield Village in exchange for this post. I am not being paid for this post. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.
Plan ahead —> Buy tickets online and save 10% off the box office price. Be sure to map out your walking adventure.
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Greenfield Village Hours:
January 1-April 14, 2016 (Closed for the Winter Season)
April 15-October 30, 2016 (Open 7 days a week, 9:30am-5pm)
November 1-November 27, 2016 (Open Friday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm)
November 28-December 31, 2016 (Closed. The Village is open select nights during December 2016 for Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village.)
Daryl Wor says
Hey, I was happy to see a new post with new discoveries. I think my favourite bit was the dude with the horses and carriage. That’s different and active and old school which perks me up.
Catherine Sargent says
This looks like a neat place to visit and I love the horse and carriage. I will keep it in mind if I am ever in the area.
My husband would love to visit Greenfield Village. He loves visiting historic places like this!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Oh wow. Greenfield Village looks like an amazing place to visit. I always love taking my family to see historical places like this. Thanks for sharing.
Lindsey Paris says
Oh that windmill is cool. But the stone fence around the brick home was what caught my attention!
Looks like a fun trip! And hey, June wasn’t that long ago! 😉
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com says
My kids love visiting museums! This might be our next destination! So many cool things to see here!
What a fantastic way to step back into a piece of history, I love places like this. Will have to try to visit someday!
Marcie W. says
What a cool place to visit. I would love to tour Edison’s workshop and take a horse drawn carriage ride.
This looks like a hidden gem. My son loves history and I know he would love to visit Edison’s workshop!
Liz Mays says
These are great pictures. I love the one inside the train housing station. It would be fun to explore Greenfield Village.
Looks like so much fun to visit! I love little villages like this one although I haven’t been to one in such a long time. Wish I was closer to visit!
Greenfield Village looks gorgeous!! I would love to visit one day!!
Amanda Love says
I love visiting places that would take you back in time! It’s really amazing how they are able to maintain all these lovely structures. I would love to bring the kids for a tour as well. I’m sure there’s lots to learn from this!
This looks like an awesome place for families to explore this summer. What a fun way to learn about history.
Jennifer Henry-Novich says
This looks like it was such a fun trip with so much history. I love to experience things as they were back in time, so this would be amazing.
Robin Rue says
What a cool experience! A game and food set back in time sounds just like my cup of tea.
Maggie branch says
I love how visiting here brings you back in time! Fortunate this is only about 2 hours away from us. We will have to visit.
We love museums, our girls enjoy looking up local museums when we travel. A great way to learn about the area, who lived there and what it was like years ago.
Mary Edwards says
I haven’t been. This looks like a great place to take the family. Plenty to see and do
These are great photos. This looks like a great place for me to visit. It looks like a lot of great historical type places to go.
HilLesha O'Nan says
My best friend is always telling me I need to visit Michigan! Greenfield Village looks gorgeous. Since I love visiting house museums, I’d love to visit the former home of Robert Frost someday. 🙂
You really should. It is beautiful here. So many natural beauty and fun things to do.
Rebecca Swenor says
This sounds like you had a fantastic time indeed in Greenfield Village. I would so love to see this museum some day and we love the place that have the live action role playing. Thanks for sharing your experience.
What a cool place to visit. I love that you got to see Robert Frost’s home too!
You can actually go inside and they have the doors open, but glass is up. So you can peek in but not touch anything.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
You took some really amazing photos. They make me feel like I am right there.
Thank you so much!
Lisa Favre says
This place looks so fascinating! You definitely captured some great photographs… always love looking at travel photos.
Vera Sweeney says
I love to visit museums!! This looks like a place my kids would love to explore as well!
It it super kid friendly. They have plenty of activities for them.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
I’m drawn to museums and historic places like this and I definitely would love to visit Greenfield Village. You’ve captured beautiful photos and I love using Pilxr too!