Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:20
America’s love of the automobile started with a man that had a vision; to create a car that the every day guy (or gal) could afford. Henry Ford was that man, whose assembly line production method changed the way we lived (drove) forever.
So, over at the Henry Ford Museum and its Greenfield Village you’ll be transported (not by car, though) back in time to when horses were the usual mode of travel. In fact, the Eagle Tavern has been servicing customers since 1831 when it was a welcomed site on an old stagecoach stop. One restaurant serves up good ol’Southern cooking with a fantastic helping of famous “Southern Hospitality”. Not too shabby since you’re quite north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Actually, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are seven districts each with their own “theme”. You have everything from railroads, to working farms, Thomas Edison’s inventions, and even one totally dedicated to the Model-T; Henry’s first car that kicked off the driving craze. It’s here in this section that you’ll see a horse drawn carriage and a Ford Model-AA Bus.
You’re even able to take a Factory Tour of the Ford plant, Monday through Saturday from 9:30am-5pm with the last one at 3pm; and price of admission is $12.75.
Greenfield Village’s admission price is $22 for Adults, $16 for children ages 5-12, children younger than 5 are free. Because there’s a multitude of things to see it’s recommended to buy combination and/or multi-day tickets so you’re able to see everything.
By saving some money this way, you’ll have more dollars to spend in the gift shops that include everything from souvenir trinkets, to gardening supplies, to handmade crafts.
Just remember that even though the Henry Ford Museum is open all-round, excluding major holidays; Greenfield Village is closed from November to April; opening 7-days a week starting April 15 to October 31. Perhaps it’s for the best since Michigan’s winters can be downright frigid and snowy. Ohh, imagine how rough traveling here on horse would be. Thanks, Mr. Ford!