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

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Sheep Shearing

April 28 - May 14 (Friday - Sunday) | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Watch our Firestone Farmers shear wrinkly merino sheep using 1885 technology and a lot of skill.

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Sheep Shearing

April 28 - May 14 (Friday - Sunday) | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Watch our Firestone Farmers shear wrinkly merino sheep using 1885 technology and a lot of skill.
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Railroaders Breakfast

Railroader's Breakfast

April 29-30, May 6-7, 13-14, 2017 | 8-9am; Doors open at 7:45am

After a hearty pancake breakfast, enjoy a memorable ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™. There’s music by the Picks & Sticks Stringband, too, along with railroad-themed storytelling and a visit with our very own Village Hobo and Sir Topham Hatt™!

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Railroader's Breakfast

April 29-30, May 6-7, 13-14, 2017 | 8-9am; Doors open at 7:45am

After a hearty pancake breakfast, enjoy a memorable ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™. There’s music by the Picks & Sticks Stringband, too, along with railroad-themed storytelling and a visit with our very own Village Hobo and Sir Topham Hatt™!
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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Sensory-Friendly Saturday

April 29 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Join us in Greenfield Village on Saturday, April 29, as a variety of accommodations, activities and more are put into place for our guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.

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Sensory-Friendly Saturday

April 29 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Join us in Greenfield Village on Saturday, April 29, as a variety of accommodations, activities and more are put into place for our guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.
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Day Out with Thomas

Day Out With Thomas™

April 29-30, May 6-7, 13-14, 2017

During Thomas’ annual visit to Greenfield Village, enjoy six days of family fun and entertainment. Ride Thomas around the village and meet Sir Topham Hatt™ face-to-face. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

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Day Out With Thomas™

April 29-30, May 6-7, 13-14, 2017

During Thomas’ annual visit to Greenfield Village, enjoy six days of family fun and entertainment. Ride Thomas around the village and meet Sir Topham Hatt™ face-to-face. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.
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Artist in Residence Program

May 1-5, June 6-10, July 25-29 & August 22-26

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

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Artist in Residence Program

May 1-5, June 6-10, July 25-29 & August 22-26

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

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.

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).

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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