Walk Through Time at Greenfield Village
Saturday, April 15, 2017, Marked the opening day of Greenfield Village, and since the weather cooperated with sunshine and warm temps, Dave and I spent the afternoon wandering about, riding the carousel and enjoying some frozen custard. Let me tell you about the line for frozen custard, it was unbelievably long, I myself have not seen it that long because, normally I don’t visit during peak times, but let’s just say we waited until 30 minutes before closing before jumping in line, as it was considerably shorter by then. It was yummy of course!
Greenfield Village is 80 acres of history, separated into 7 historic districts that encompass 300 years of American history. From Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Lab to 1760’s farmhouse. You can ride a model T, a carousel from 1913 and let the kiddo’s play at the “industrial” style playground or take a ride on the steam engine, you can watch artisans blow glass or take in a 1867 baseball game. Exhibits are well preserved and often have guides that will give you a brief history and answer any questions that you might have. A real working farm, a covered bridge and the Cotswold Cottage make for some adorable photo ops as well.
There are several dinning options available, from quick service to a full course meal at Eagle Tavern. My personal favorite, well aside from the frozen custard is the Taste of History quick service restaurant, they are offering a new menu this year based on what’s being prepared in the houses, so you can actually taste what the demonstrates are showcasing out in the Village, we didn’t eat there this time but soon. Also, sometime this summer I need get my butt over and have an English style tea at the Cotswold Cottage.
What about you, have you ever been to Greenfield Village or a similar open air style museum?
Plan your visit
Open hours: Daily 930am-5pm April 15th thru October 29, 2017 Friday thru Sunday October 30 thru November 26
Admission: Adult $27 Child $20.25 Ride passes are an additional fee of $16 per person
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
**Not A sponsored post, I just happen to really like Greenfield village
PS The gift shop is also really cool and worth a visit