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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®

Historic Baseball

Historic Base Ball in Greenfield Village

June 8, 2019 - August 18, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays - Except 6/29, 6/30, 7/6 & 7/7) | First Pitch 1:30 p.m.

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 in Greenfield Village

June 8, 2019 - August 18, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays - Except 6/29, 6/30, 7/6 & 7/7) | First Pitch 1:30 p.m.

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 10-11, 2019

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 10-11, 2019

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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Artist in Residence Program

Seasonal in Greenfield Village | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Seasonal in Greenfield Village | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Twilight Bike Ride in Greenfield Village

August 14, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.

A unprecedented opportunity to cycle Greenfield Village after hours, exclusively for members.

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Twilight Bike Ride in Greenfield Village

August 14, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.

A unprecedented opportunity to cycle Greenfield Village after hours, exclusively for members.
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Wright Day of Celebration

August 18, 2019 (Sunday)

Celebrate the first family of flight with tours of the Wright Home and Cycle Shop, and activities and special presentations in Greenfield Village.

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Wright Day of Celebration

August 18, 2019 (Sunday)

Celebrate the first family of flight with tours of the Wright Home and Cycle Shop, and activities and special presentations in Greenfield Village.
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Things to Do Today at Greenfield Village®

Be Resourceful - Make Your Own Doll

Luther Burbank Birthplace - Porches & Parlors Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

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

$4 fee, plus Village admission.

Cutting Tin

Tin Shop - Liberty Craftworks Historic Distric (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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

Farm Work

Firestone Farm - Working Farms Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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.

Fun and Games on the Village Green

Village Green, Main Street Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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

Glassblowing

Glass Shop, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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 (9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Mornings))

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

Postmark

Phoenixville Post Office, Main Street Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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 - Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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 - Liberty Craftworks Historic District (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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 (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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.

Weaving

Weaving Shop - Liberty Craftworks Historic District to location (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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.

Lathe a Light

Armington & Sims Machine Shop, Liberty Craftworks Historic District (10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

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

Huckleberry Finn

Near Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m. )

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 (10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

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

Roundhouse Challenge

Railroad Turntable - Railroad Junction Historic District (10:50 a.m., 1:45 p.m. & 3:50 p.m.)

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

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

Engineering Firsts

Outside Bagley Avenue Workshop - Henry Ford Model T Historic District (11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.)

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).

Home from Kitty Hawk

Wright Home, Main Street Historic District (11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:00 p.m.)

Experience the thrill of the Wright brothers’ first flight as you're taken back to that amazing and inspiring day in this 20-minute play.

Laura's Little Town

Near Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m.)

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

The Disagreeable Customer

General Store, Main Street Historic District (11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

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

The 1929 Medley

Town Hall, Main Street Historic District (11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.)

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of The Henry Ford with hit songs from 1929 performed by the Greenfield Singers.

Model T Medley

Near Scotch Settlement School, Main Street Historic District (11:45 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.)

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

Edison's Light Fantastic

Menlo Park Yard (11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m.)

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.

Lunch with the Ranger

In front of William Holmes McGuffey School (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

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.

How I Got Over

Susquehanna Plantation, Porches and Parlors Historic District (12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.)

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

Main Street Historic District (12:30 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.)

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

The Greenfield Quartet

Main Street Historic District (12:45 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.)

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

Simply Gershwin

Town Hall, Main Street Historic District (11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m.)

Celebrate the beloved music of George and Ira Gershwin in this lively 30-minute music, dance, and comedy revue.

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