Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Henry Ford Greenfield Village 30 minutes from Parish House Inn

Greenfield Village 

The Tin Shop at greenfield Village
 The HENRY FORD is located in Dearborn, Michigan, just thirty minutes from Ypsilanti, and the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast. Under this name are it's attractions; Greenfield Village, Imax Theater, River Rouge Tour and the Museum. I am going to focus on each of these attractions separately in the next blogs.  This blog will just focus  on Greenfield Village.

The Pottery Shop at Greenfield Village
It all  began in 1929 when Henry Ford began collecting more than 100 historic buildings and thousands of artifacts.  He wanted to preserve America's agricultural and industrial roots for future generations, and so he placed them on land he owned in Dearborn in various urban and village settings.  Some of the structures that were moved and restored are Thomas  Edison's Menlo Park research laboratory, the Wright  Brothers' Bicycle Shop and Harvey Firestone's family farm.   This complex has also known as the first Theme Park and many years later,  Walt Disney used Greenfield Village as a model for Disneyland.

Today Greenfield Village  offers a wide range of attractions and activities.  It is open April 15 to November 2 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM seven days a week.  November and December hours are limited, but there are always special weekend events there.  Make your plans now for a  visit during the Spring, Summer or Fall.  To see it all usually will take more than one day, so be sure to check out our website for room  availability.

 For more information:
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029