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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

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Artist in Residence Program

May 22-25, June 12-16, July 3-7 and September 11-15, 2018

Join The Henry Ford as it welcomes renowned glass artists to work in the Greenfield Village Glass Shop.

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Artist in Residence Program

May 22-25, June 12-16, July 3-7 and September 11-15, 2018

Join The Henry Ford as it welcomes renowned glass artists to work in the Greenfield Village Glass Shop.
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Civil War Remembrance

May 26 - 28, 2018 | Open Saturday until 9pm

Spend Memorial Day weekend immersed in living history as soldiers, civilians, musicians and expert historians provide demonstrations, exhibits and special commemorations. From the battlefield to the parlor, the heroism and tragedy of the Civil War era are brought to life throughout Greenfield Village.

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Civil War Remembrance

May 26 - 28, 2018 | Open Saturday until 9pm

Spend Memorial Day weekend immersed in living history as soldiers, civilians, musicians and expert historians provide demonstrations, exhibits and special commemorations. From the battlefield to the parlor, the heroism and tragedy of the Civil War era are brought to life throughout Greenfield Village.
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National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day in Greenfield Village

June 9, 2018 (Saturday) | 10am – 3pm

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 9, 2018 (Saturday) | 10am – 3pm

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 9 - August 19, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) | First pitch 1:30pm

This is thrill-a-minute base ball in the glorious outdoors. 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 9 - August 19, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) | First pitch 1:30pm

This is thrill-a-minute base ball in the glorious outdoors. 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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PNC Tinkering for Tots

Second Monday of each Month (May - October) | 10am - noon

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

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PNC Tinkering for Tots

Second Monday of each Month (May - October) | 10am - noon

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

June 16-17, 2018 | Open Saturday 'til 9pm

Kick summer into high gear this Father’s Day weekend in Greenfield Village. Motor Muster, one of the country’s most important historic vehicle shows, will serve one purpose: to transport you to the golden eras of car culture — the 1930s to the 1970s. Your road to inspiration starts here.

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Motor Muster

June 16-17, 2018 | Open Saturday 'til 9pm

Kick summer into high gear this Father’s Day weekend in Greenfield Village. Motor Muster, one of the country’s most important historic vehicle shows, will serve one purpose: to transport you to the golden eras of car culture — the 1930s to the 1970s. Your road to inspiration starts here.
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Things to Do Today at Greenfield Village

Cutting Tin

Tin Shop (9:30am-5pm)

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

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.

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.

Historic Cooking

Firestone Farm House, Working Farms Historic District (Mornings)

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

Learn About Making Flour

Loranger Gristmill, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30am - 5pm)

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


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.

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.

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Printing Press

Printing Office (9:30am-5pm)

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

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

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.

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Spinning Silk

Hank's Silk Mill, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30am-5pm)

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

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Weaving

Weaving Shop (9:30am-5pm)

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

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Wool Carding

Gunsolly Carding Mill, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30am - 5pm)

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

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Laura's Little Town

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.

Lathe a Light

Armington & Sims Machine Shop, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (10am-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's T

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:The Real 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.

Huckleberry Finn

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

Mark Twain's beloved character comes vividly to life as a mischievous and resourceful American archetype. Hear a few favorite yarns.

School Days - Interactive Learning 1870s Style

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

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, 12:30am, & 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.

Engineering Firsts

Outside Bagley Avenue Workshop (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).

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.”

Edison's Light Fantastic

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.

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.
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