"Historic Districts" Greenfield Village Things to Do Tip by davecallahan
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Within Greenfield Village there are seven historic areas (districts) that represent how American went from town living to an industrial power.
Each of the districts has homes and work places with "actor-volunteers" living and working as they would in historical accuracy to the period of that area.
The Henry Ford area shows Ford's home and first workshop, a replica of the one-room schools of his time and has period furniture and artifacts for viewing (but do not touch).
The Main Street area shows a 19th century town with shops and post office and tavern and courthouse and various town buildings of that period. Most of the buildings have several rooms open for viewing with actors portraying activities pertinent to the area.
The Working Farm area is just what the name implies; a 19th century American farm with animals and machinery and farmer and his wife.
The Railroad Junction area shows how important steam transportation was to the growth of America. You can see a depot and a roundhouse and several trains.
The Historic Homes area shows homes that have been transplanted and rebuilt from their original sites around Michigan to their present place at Greenfield Village. There is a lot to see in this area and a lot of "period personalities" to talk to.
The Thomas Edison area shows many of the things for which Edison was famous.
The Liberty Craftsworks area has buildings the 19th century handicrafts still being practiced today.
The experience is fantastic for kids of all ages. See the website below for information on how to get there and what the ticket costs are (not cheap, but worth it).
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