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Greenfield Village

From the Old Car Festival to the breathtaking Holiday Nights, Greenfield Village hosts events for every interest. And every day we have rich, immersive programming and activities to make the Village come alive.

Upcoming Special Events and Exhibits at Greenfield Village

Civil War Remembrance

Civil War Remembrance

May 27 - 29, 2017 | Open Saturday until 9pm

Join us in honoring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought and continue to fight in defense of our great nation during our Civil War Remembrance weekend. Enjoy reenacted events, music, historic presentations, and much more.

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Civil War Remembrance

May 27 - 29, 2017 | Open Saturday until 9pm

Join us in honoring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought and continue to fight in defense of our great nation during our Civil War Remembrance weekend. Enjoy reenacted events, music, historic presentations, and much more.
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Member Appreciation Days

June 2-4, September 21-22 & November 18-20

We set aside a few days to show our appreciation for the support we receive from our members. With great gift, food and drink discounts to enjoy, we hope you’ll join us for this weekend savings.

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Member Appreciation Days

June 2-4, September 21-22 & November 18-20

We set aside a few days to show our appreciation for the support we receive from our members. With great gift, food and drink discounts to enjoy, we hope you’ll join us for this weekend savings.
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Official Guidebook Book Signing

June 2 (Friday) & June 4 (Sunday), 2017 | 1-4pm

The Henry Ford will host a book signing of the Official Guidebook with the author, Donna Braden, Curator of Public Life, June 2 & 4.

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Official Guidebook Book Signing

June 2 (Friday) & June 4 (Sunday), 2017 | 1-4pm

The Henry Ford will host a book signing of the Official Guidebook with the author, Donna Braden, Curator of Public Life, June 2 & 4.
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National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day in Greenfield Village

June 10, 2017 | 10am – 4pm

Join our historic forest ranger for a day of one-of-a-kind outdoor activities. With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service, this annual event encourages healthy outdoor fun and features a full schedule of activities for all ages, from nature hikes to unique presentations.

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National Get Outdoors Day in Greenfield Village

June 10, 2017 | 10am – 4pm

Join our historic forest ranger for a day of one-of-a-kind outdoor activities. With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service, this annual event encourages healthy outdoor fun and features a full schedule of activities for all ages, from nature hikes to unique presentations.
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Historic Baseball

Historic Base Ball: 1867 Style

June 10 - August 20 (Saturday & Sunday) | First pitch 1:30pm

This is thrill-a-minute base ball in the glorious outdoors. Our grandstand is a grassy hillside shaded by dozens of massive walnut trees. We have live, 19th-century music by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. And every so often, a Greenfield Village passenger train pulled by a 19th-century steam locomotive chugs along the perimeter of the outfield. It’s classic.

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Historic Base Ball: 1867 Style

June 10 - August 20 (Saturday & Sunday) | First pitch 1:30pm

This is thrill-a-minute base ball in the glorious outdoors. Our grandstand is a grassy hillside shaded by dozens of massive walnut trees. We have live, 19th-century music by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. And every so often, a Greenfield Village passenger train pulled by a 19th-century steam locomotive chugs along the perimeter of the outfield. It’s classic.
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Tinkering for Tots

Second Monday of each Month | 10am - noon

Imagine, create, iterate. Set little minds and hands in motion second Mondays, with playful learning and storytelling.

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Tinkering for Tots

Second Monday of each Month | 10am - noon

Imagine, create, iterate. Set little minds and hands in motion second Mondays, with playful learning and storytelling.
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Things to Do Today at Greenfield Village

Glass Blowing

Glass Shop, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30am - 5pm)

Skilled artisan glassblowers demonstrate free-blown and mold-blown techniques used to create decorative and practical glassware.

Spinning Silk

Hank's Silk Mill, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30am-12pm)

The story of the first silk mill in America is spun, along with the details of silk productions, from cocoon to cloth.

Learn About Making Flour

Loranger Gristmill, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (3pm-5pm)

Mill through the 1870s daily grind of corn and wheat and learn about the processing of American's most expensive crops.


Potter's Wheel

Pottery Shop (9:30am-5pm)

Look in on redware and stoneware pottery crafted by some of the true American artisans of Greenfield Village.

Printing Press

Printing Office (9:30am-5pm)

See all the news that's fit to demonstrate about the printing press!

Postmark

Phoenixville Post Office, Main Street Historic District (9:30am-5pm)

Send a vintage postcard at the Village Post Office with our own postmark and mail today's greeting in the sweet, slow way of the past.

Cutting Tin

Tin Shop (9:30am-5pm)

Observe the Smiths at work. Lean about "poor mans silver" in an 1876-style shop.

Weaving

Weaving Shop (9:30am-5pm)

Demonstration of the artisan craft of weaving on a loom, textile technology still widely used.

Recording Sound

Menlo Park Laboratory, Edison At Work Historic District (9:30am-5pm)

An in-depth demonstration of the invention that made Thomas Edison famous…the phonograph. This is the technology that captured sound.

Historic Cooking

Firestone Farm House, Working Farms Historic District (9:30am )

Get inspired in your own kitchen when you step inside our historic kitchens spanning diverse regions, people and times.

Farm Work

Firestone Farm (9:30am - 5pm)

Time is a resource to use wisely. From laundry to baking, each day of the week had its own chore in 1885. See how farmers make the most of each season with their daily work.

Lathe a Light

Armington & Sims Machine Shop, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (10:00am-4:30pm)

For the makers in the crowd, don your goggles and shape your own brass candlestick using a 1917 lathe. Ages 6 and older.

Henry Ford

Near Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford's Model T Historic District (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, & 1:30pm (Wednesday - Friday))

Meet Henry Ford, the visionary himself, who inspires with his first-person account of the revolutionary beginnings of the Model T, the first universal car that changed American life forever.

Elijah McCoy

Town Hall (10:45am, 11:15am, 1:15pm)

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. He revolutionized the Industrial Age and brought trains in ahead of time.

School Days - Interactive Learning 1860s Style

Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (10:45am, 11:45am & 12:45pm)

A passionate and engaging citizenry has always been central to the American Spirit. Experience a lively one-room school lesson.

The Wright Brothers

Wright Home, Main Street Historic District (10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm)

Navigate to the very moment in 1903 when Wilbur and Orville shared the news of the first flight with their sister, Katharine. The family recounts their inspiring journey to the skies.

Roundhouse Challenge

Railroad Turntable (10:50am, 1:45pm, 3:50pm)

Try your hand at turning our 40-ton turntable, weather permitting, must be age 6 or older to operate.

Engineering Firsts

Outside Bagley Avenue Workshop, Henry Ford's Model T Historic District (11am & 2pm)

A replica of the very first engine that Henry Ford created in his kitchen sink in 1893, hums and thrums before your eyes. (weather permitting).

Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer

Near Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45am, 1:30pm)

Mark Twain's beloved characters come vividly to life as mischievous and resourceful American archetypes. Hear a few favorite yarns in this 15-minute performance.

Laura Ingalls

Near Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, & 2pm )

Young Laura Ingalls tells prairie tales of mischief, resourcefulness, and family hardships and joy in this 15-minute performance.

Votes for All

Town Hall (11:15am, 12pm, 12:45pm & 1:30pm)

Meet inspirational suffragists and experience the struggles they encountered to earn the right to vote in this lively 20-minute “rally.”

Thomas Edison

Edison's Menlo Park Yard (11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm)

Sit in on a press conference to hear how Edison invented the first practical incandescent lightbulb and how he demonstrated his new electrical system on New Year’s Eve, 1879, to everyone’s amazement.

Stephen Foster Sing-along

Sounds of America Gallery, Porches and Parlors Historic District (12pm & 2pm)

Beautiful dreamers will be singing along with the father of the American songbook and the most famous songwriter of the 19th century.

Wool Carding

Gunsolly Carding Mill, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (12:05pm - 3pm)

Wool picking and carding are demonstrated using 1850s technology for turning fiber into thread.

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