Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford experience, is not to be missed. From stunning old buildings, beautiful gardens, family friendly activities, and endless time-period authentic food and dining options, there’s something at Greenfield Village for everyone. Walking the entire village could easily take all day, and you’ll get lost in the different historic displays and amid the exciting shows, events, and parades.
There's something magical about walking around the old fashioned buildings, visiting each era and location, and experiencing life the way people of Detroit might have in the old days. With spring sneaking up on us and the uncommonly nice weather that Michigan's been experiencing off and on lately, Greenfield Village should be added to your "to visit" list. Not sure what to do while you’re there? Greenfield Village’s website is incredibly helpful and full of ideas on the best way to plan your trip, but here are a few of our favorite Greenfield Village attractions.
Tea at Cotswold Cottage
Enjoy tea and baked goods at Cotswold Cottage in the center of Greenfield Village. The old fashioned stone cottage, surrounded by an intricately planned, brightly colored garden, is stunning – and the tea and bakery items are a delicious treat to sneak into the middle of your visit.
Civil War Reenactments
If you’re there at the right time, you can catch a civil war reenactment at Greenfield Village. Perfect for the history buff in your family, these interesting events make for an action-packed blast from the past. In fact, coming up this May, there will be a Civil War Remembrance event at Greenfield Village. If you’re planning to visit around then, this reflective celebration will make for an exciting visit.
Test the Old Time Transportation
Between the ferry boats, the Model T’s, the trains, and the horse drawn carriages, there are so many different periods of transportation that Greenfield Village captures. Try just one or test them all out to compare.
Dinner at Eagle Tavern
Interested in ending your trip with dinner? The Eagle Tavern is a fun experience that’s not to be missed. Not only is the entire dinner menu authentic to the time period, but you sit at long tables that are shared with other diners, true to the old tavern style. Meet some new people, try some new food, and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite activity or spot in Greenfield Village? Let us know in the comments!