Events at

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

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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World Tournament of Historic Baseball

World Tournament of Historic Base Ball®

August 11-12, 2018

Join us as we commemorate Detroit’s 1867 World Base Ball Tournament with a two-day gathering of teams that play America’s game by those long-ago rules. Along with the games, we feature live period music, food, and much more.

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World Tournament of Historic Base Ball®

August 11-12, 2018

Join us as we commemorate Detroit’s 1867 World Base Ball Tournament with a two-day gathering of teams that play America’s game by those long-ago rules. Along with the games, we feature live period music, food, and much more.
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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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Old Car Festival

September 8-9, 2018 | Open Saturday until 9pm

Feel the passion behind America’s longest-running antique car show, featuring hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 — all coming to life in the historic setting of Greenfield Village.

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Old Car Festival

September 8-9, 2018 | Open Saturday until 9pm

Feel the passion behind America’s longest-running antique car show, featuring hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 — all coming to life in the historic setting of Greenfield Village.
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Artist in Residence Program

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

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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A Literary Feast

September 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Join The Henry Ford for an intimate evening of Frost’s work and his influence on modern poetry and literature.

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A Literary Feast

September 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Join The Henry Ford for an intimate evening of Frost’s work and his influence on modern poetry and literature.
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Things to Do Today at Greenfield Village

The Greenfield Quartet

Near Edison Statue(12:45p & 3:15p) & near scotch Settlement (1p & 2:30p) (12:45pm,1pm, 2:30pm & 3:15pm )

The Greenfield Quartet sing their way from 1900 to 1930. High tenor, tenor, baritone, and bass delight with talented barbershop harmonies.

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.

Be Resourceful - Make Your Own Doll

Burbank House (9:30am-4:30pm)

Hands-on work shop where kids of all ages can create their own corn husk doll.

$4 fee, plus Village admission.

Fun and Games on the Village Green

Village Green, Main Street Historic District (9:30am-5pm)

Learn to play outdoor games from the early 1900s including graces, tops, jacks, hoop-rolling, stilts, and croquet.

Playful Puppets of Ingenuity

Near the Village Emporium, Main Street Historic District ()

Join us for a live puppet performance on the Village Green in the Main Street Historic District.

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.

Pull a Flower From Glass

Glass Shop, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (10am-4:30pm)

Join us for a 30-minute, hands-on workshop with glassblowers to create your own glass flower. The $40 workshop fee includes instructions, production, and shipping. (Must be 14 years or older.)

$40 Activity fee plus Village admission. Includes shipping

Spelling Bee

William Holmes McGuffey School, Porches & Parlors (10:25am and 3:25pm (Daily))

Come test your spelling skill at a spelling bee using Noah Webster’s Blue Back Speller, an innovation in American English.

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).

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.

School Days - Interactive Learning 1870s Style

Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (11:00am, 1:30pm & 4:00pm)

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

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.

Cole Porter Medley

Town Hall, Main Street Historic District (11:30am & 3pm)

You'll get a kick out of iconic Cole Porter's de-lovely tunes performed by the Greenfield Singers in a 10-minute musical playlist.

The Disagreeable Customer

General Store, Main Street Historic District (11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4pm )

A trip to the General Store quickly escalated into a lively and charming conflict between J.R. Jones and Mrs. Cleveland.

Edison's Light Fantastic

Edison's Menlo Park Yard (11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:45pm)

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.

Model T Medley

Near Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (11:45am & 3:30pm)

The Greenfield Singers perform a 10-minute music medley with a dash of Model T humor.

Golden Age of Broadway

Town Hall (11:45am, 2pm & 3:15pm)

Celebrate the beloved tunes of the golden age of early Broadway in this high-energy music and comedy revue.

Lunch with the Ranger

William Holmes McGuffey School, Porches and Parlors Historic District (12pm - 1pm)

Bring your own sack lunch and join the 1905 Forest Ranger as he prepares his authentic lunch over an open fire. Listen to stories about his daily duties and the history of the U.S. Forest Service.

North Star Tales

Susquehanna Plantation, Porches and Parlors Historic District (11:45 am, 12:15 pm & 12:45 (Monday - Friday) 1:30pm (Tuesday & Thursday))

Be inspired by those who were enslaved on the 700-acre Susquehanna Plantation as you experience their powerful and moving recollections and stories of strength and endurance.

How I Got Over

Susquehanna Plantation, Porches and Parlors Historic District (12pm, 1pm, 2:45pm & 3:45pm)

Experience inspiring stories, songs and slavery narratives in this powerful 20-minute show. Music and storytelling played a major role in the struggle of enslaved Africans to survive the oppression they met on plantations like Susquehanna Plantation. This dramatic presentation shares inspirational stories of endurance, hope, and empowerment.

The Village Trio

Town Hall (12:30p) Near Dr. Howard's Office (2:45p) & near Scotch Settlement (1p & 2:30p) (12:30pm, 1pm, 2:30pm & 2:45pm)

The Village Trio sing and dance their way from 1900 to 1940. Soprano, mezzo soprano and alto delight with talented harmonies.

Base Ball Parade

Parade starts at Town Hall, Main Street Historic District (1:15pm)

Meet today’s clubs and follow them to Walnut Grove for the game at 1:30pm played by 1867 rules.

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