DEARBORN, Michigan – This Saturday, April 14, Greenfield Village will once again spring to life with sights and sensations from America’s past as it opens its gates for the 2012 season.
New this year is the Main Street Emporium, a new store located directly next door to the Wright Cycle Shop and featuring early 20thcentury-style items. The Owl Night Stand also returns to service, offering coffee and other light refreshments for those first guests of the day.
Guests will hop aboard real Model Ts and a historic locomotive for their first rides of the year, see our Percheron draft horses prepare the Firestone Farm fields for spring planting and learn about other spring chores on three additional historic working farms, watch costumed presenters hand-shear our merino sheep, see our artisans shape clay and hot molten glass in our Pottery and Glass Shops and take part in hands-on activities like sorting, washing, carding and spinning wool.
Admission to Greenfield Village is free with membership or $24 adults, $22 senior (62 and up) and $17.50 youth (5-12). Children four and under are free. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org.
- Hands-on activities and experiences including sorting, washing, carding and spinning wool and taking Model T and historic locomotive rides
- Costumed presenters hand-shearing merino sheep
- Cooking demonstrations and other presentations inside and outside many of the 83 historic structures