Aug 22, 2011

Greenfield Village


Take a step back in time and enjoy a day in the 19th century.  Take in a baseball game set in 1867, visit Noah Webster's home where the first American dictionary was written, ride in a genuine Model T and so much more.

We started our visit in the Working Farms section where we saw many farm animals, watched an authentic period meal being prepared, and saw saw the fantastic foods that were being grown.  It was simply amazing.  Rosa enjoyed petting the cows and sheep.


We walked through the Liberty Craftworks section where Rosa enjoyed watching glass being blown and she was given a card from the printing press.  Then we stopped at the Guild Beer Hall to get an old fashioned Root Beer (sassafras) and a Dark Creme Soda. We also spent a little extra time enjoying the music coming from the player piano.

Next, we headed off to the Eagle Tavern for lunch.  This noted restaurant was built in 1831 in Clinton, Michigan and was run by Calvin Wood, who offered travelers a place to eat, drink and sleep.  The Eagle Tavern is a chance for visitors to get an authentic taste of the 1850's with both its ambiance and daily fare.  Although meal times and the menu were set, we were allowed to enjoy the meal of our choice.  We tried the corn chowder soup, dandelion soup and chicken pie, all of which were very tasty, although the actual dandelions were bitter.

After lunch, we stopped in the Martha-Mary Chapel and then made our way to the Village Green where they had many games set up for the children.  Rosa enjoyed playing with the blocks, rings, and she even tried to jump rope.

All throughout our visit we came across many employees who were very friendly and were happy to answer our questions.  They were all very knowledgeable and entertaining to listen to.  We had such a grand time.  We didn't even get to visit 1/4 of the park, but I look forward to going again soon to see what we missed!!!


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2 comments :

  1. My two kids (ages 5 & 3)& I were invited by a good friend whom has a membership. It's been over 10 years that I've visited the Greenfield Village, and didn't know how my kids would like it---well, we all LOVED it! I was so impressed at EVERYTHING! We rode a Model T, horse & buggy, and the train. We toured the Wright Brothers Home. We also saw the "Simply Broadway" show, which was very entertaining for ALL ages! All the workers were so friendly, helpful & informative. My kids asked them questions, got to play cricket, walk on stilts, and had fun looking at all the old, classic toys at the Toy Shop. Although expensive, I'm seriously considering getting a membership myself (even after a few visits, it would pay for itself), then I can invite my family & friends too!

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  2. Almost forgot...we also had to ride on the old carousel ride a couple times!!! FUN! You got to go!!! Kids will love it!!

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