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“A History Tour”
Review of Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Dearborn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited Henry Ford Museum last year and purchased the combo ticket for Greenfield Village at the same time. We decided to make it a mini vacation with our grand nieces. I never knew how much of a humanitarian Henry Ford was until our visit. The village is filled with history Like Thomas Edison's lighting, authors, schooling, manufacturing, transportation and arts. Henry created and actually had several exhibits moved from their locations and reset exactly the way they were back in time. One example was a home Edison's lived in from New Jersey placed in the exact location to the factory itself. You can also tour the grounds in an actual model T, antique bus or steam engine train. There are attractions to please young ones and during the regular season plenty of concessions. Let them ride the 1913 carousel brought in from New York. Buy them some candy from a turn of the century general store sharing a building with the Wright Brothers air display and bicycle shop. It is a full day of exhibits so plan for it that way. It's an all day entertaining history lesson for those that can appreciate it.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Greenfield village is very interesting. We did henry ford museum and the village in one day and could have used a few more hours in the day! We ate at the tavern in the village and the food was great. My straw was a giant noodle! Make sure you have plenty of time to see all of the village, you need a good 6 hours to really see it all :)

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Try to do this on a good weather day, but any time of year works well. You will see historic buildings including Edison's workshop, the Wrigh Brother's Bicycle Shop, a grist mill, a wooden covered bridge, a blacksmith making rings from horsheshoe nails, candles and cooking done the old fashioned way. Good restaurants. Lots of walking, but also a lot of wheelchair accessible venues. Great for the entire family.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband & I really enjoyed our visit to Greenfield Village in July. We watched artisans make pottery, glass blowing, weaving & a working farm. Watched a old time baseball game while sitting in the grass. So many things to see & do that it takes all day.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

To WIsconsinites it will be like Old World Wisconsin and the Swiss Village in New Glarus. Lots buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s with people demonstrating the crafts of the time.

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