Each year, The Henry Ford presents a classic reenactment of the Civil War on the grounds of Greenfield Village. The Reenactment this year will be held May 29 through May 31.
More than 450 military reenactors create an authentic Civil War encampment for an observance filled with parades, artillery demonstrations and heartfelt 19th-century music.
A complete schedule is available at their website. Events include army and navy artifacts, battle flags, dress fashions, Sutlers Row with traveling merchants, traditional bread baking, Union and Confederate encampments, and battle reenactments. There are also a variety of events where you can participate, including a reenactment of enlisting in the army.
There will be musical performances by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band at the Town Hall:
Saturday starting at 2 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:15 pm, 7 pm
Sunday and Monday starting at 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm
The Camp Chase Drum & Fife Corps will entertain at the Scotch Settlement School:
Sunday starting at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Monday starting at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
A reminder from the people at The Henry Ford:
Greenfield Village is spread over dozens of acres– comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are a must. A large portion of activities are held outdoors, rain or shine. Dressing for the weather is a must. Bring umbrellas / rain gear and prepare for a wide range of temperatures, especially if you will be staying into Saturday evening. Folding chairs are also recommended for those who cannot stand for long periods.
Wheelchairs are available for a small fee at the Village entrance. Electric scooters are also available for a fee, but only in limited supply. Wheelchairs and scooters are rented on a first come, first served basis– plan to arrive early if you need to rent them. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or scooter, however, upright scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.
Children’s wagons are also available to rent for a fee at the Village entrance. You are welcome to bring your own stroller or wagon, however, recreational scooters, bicycles or in-line / in-sole skates are not allowed inside the Village gates.
Bring a camera; photography is allowed in all areas of the Village.
The Henry Ford is located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn. You can purchase tickets online, over the phone at 313-982-6001, or at the gate. There is no admission charge for members. The charge for people age 62 & up is $21, for people age 13-61 is $22, for people age 5-12 is $16, and there is no charge for children age 4 and younger. You will pay $5 per vehicle for parking.
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