Ride on a steam train or in a model T, see Thomas Edison's lab, peek into the Wright Brother's bicycle shop and home, watch tinsmiths create their craft, see glassblowing and historic cooking, and discover engineering firsts at Greenfield Village!
This place is seriously cool. Run, don't walk to be transported to a time long, long ago.
Greenfield Village is open seven days a week from mid April to the end of October. Open select days November through December.
Embark on the Weiser Railroad Ride for an incredible experience!
Discover the Railroad Turntable produced in 1901. This turntable allowed workers to easily move very heavy locomotives. As you can see, if you are lucky, you can help move the turntable for a hands-on learning experience!
Ride the Edison Steam Train for an amazing experience!
We would recommend about five hours to tour, take photos, ride the train (Weiser Railroad Ride shown above), explore the buildings, grab lunch and learn.
Yes, you may bring bottled waters and snacks. There are places to eat there also.
Per the sign in front of the Wright Brothers' shop, "Starting in 1899, Wilbur and Orville Write performed much of the research, experimentation, design and construction of the first successful airplane, the "Wright Flyer," in this building."
"The brothers closed their bicycle business in 1904 to concentrate full-time on airplanes, and continued to build improved models here through 1909. Orville Wright maintained his office on the second floor until 1916."
"The original "Wright Flyer" was built here in sections and shipped, unassembled, to Kitty Hawk, North Caroline. The first flight took place there on December 17, 1903."
I loved touring Thomas Edison's shop and learning so much along the way. All the beakers, bottles, measuring devices and tools were fascinating to see.
There are presentations throughout the day to facilitate learning and interpreters are present in all of the buildings to answer any of your questions.
Hungry? There is a tavern with an 1830's menu! Snacks are available for purchase throughout Greenfield Village.
Planning to shop? Then you won't want to miss the Craftworks store for special items created by Greenfield Village's artisans.
Consider package pricing if you are interested in visiting more than one location. It's definitely a better value.
For more information on visiting, the attractions and to purchase tickets on The Henry Ford website, click here: Henry Ford Tickets. We highly recommend not trying to see everything in one day.
We toured the Ford Factory Plant which took about three hours+ and started running out of steam after a couple hours at Greenfield Village. These two together are probably too much for small children.
Visit the Ford Rouge Factory Tour for an insider view on how America’s most iconic truck, the Ford F-150 is produced. Immerse yourself in modern manufacturing’s most innovative concepts.
If you love factory tours, the Rouge Ford Factory Tour will amaze and delight you!
Location: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Tip, Photos and Must-See's at the Henry Ford Museum.
OMG! We had an amazing day exploring a small slice of the city when we were there for the International Auto Show.
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