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2019 Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance

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Be part of living history at the annual Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance this Memorial Day Weekend on May 25-27, 2019 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Visitors are invited to become a part of living history as Union and Confederate reenactors, bustling camps and period music enliven the Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance.

Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance

Watch Union and Confederate reenactors take part in cavalry, artillery firing and tactical demonstrations at Walnut Grove. Inside the Village Pavilion guests can take part in special presentations from historians, see an exhibit of fashions from that time period, and look through military history from original Army and Navy artifacts.

Camps, cavalry and period music will pop up all over the village as Union and Confederate reenactors dress in period clothing and act out scenes from the Civil War. Military tactical demonstrations, historian insights, special presentations and hands-on activities, among others, are included in your experience.

Admission to Greenfield Village:
Members: FREE
General Admission $28.00
Seniors $25.50
Youth 5-11 $21.00

Greenfield Village Hours for this event
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday-Monday 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Submerge Yourself ino The Civil War Experience
Spend the day steeped in the atmosphere that drew 3 million to the battlefield and an estimated 750,000 to their graves. What did it feel like to fight on your own soil? Immersed amongst Union and Confederate living history soldiers, historians, presentations, 1860s fashions and street clothing, and military demonstrations, you might begin to comprehend the circumstances that ended slavery and killed today’s equivalent of 7.5 million people.

Greenfield Village Civil War Rememberance at The Henry Ford - 8th Arkansas - 22nd Michigan Civil War Reenactors

History deepens from black and white to blues and grays, as you travel from a battlefield to a Stephen Foster sing-along to a peek into the thriving ready-to-wear fashion industry of the era. Innovations in firearms, dress and military strategy, alongside the heroism and tragedy, make up the American spirit of the era. Join us in honoring and exploring this remarkable time. .

Military & Civilian Camps Feature
* Confederate Military Camp Near Logan County Courthouse
* Confederate Civilian Camp Near Edison Illuminating Company
* Union Military Camp Near Susquehanna Plantation
* Union Civilian Camp Near Mulberry Grove
* Military Reenactments

Your experience includes:
* 1860s fashions and street clothing
* Military Tactical Demonstrations
* Recognition, Commemoration and Presentation
* Live Music
* Civil War Resource Center
* Special Presentations
* Historians’ Insights
* Military and Civilian Camps
* Hands-on Activities
* Dramatic Presentations
* Free with Greenfield Village Admission

Greenfield Village Civil War Rememberance at The Henry Ford - 8th Arkansas - 22nd Michigan Civil War Reenactors

Greenwood Village at The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124

Directions: The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).

Parking: Parking is available in several lots surrounding The Henry Ford for $6.00. On busy days the lots fill up quickly. Members and Giant Screen Experience-only patrons park for free.

For More Information: Call 313-982-6001

Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance Schedule
Fall in! Marching and Drill Practices
Village Green: Sat., 10:30-12:30; Mon., 9:50-11:30

Bayonet Drills
Village Green: Sun. only, 11:30

Cavalry Demonstration
Walnut Grove: Sat., 4:00, Sun. & Mon., 2:00

Artillery Firing Demonstration
Narrated by Al Day
Walnut Grove: Sat., 4:45, Sun. & Mon., 2:45

Military Reenactments
Civil War Small Arms: What Soldiers Carried into Battle
Hear about and see a demonstration of the evolution of weapons carried by the common soldier. From the old muskets brought from home to some of the latest innovations in firearms.
William Hendricks, Civil War Historian
Walnut Grove: Sat., 5:00, Sun. & Mon., 3:00

Tactical Demonstration
Narrated by William Hendricks
Walnut Grove: Sat., 5:15, Sun. & Mon., 3:15

Dramatic Presentations
How I Got Over: True Tales of Hope and Endurance
Susquehanna Plantation
Sat., 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30
Sun. & Mon., 12:30, 2:45 & 3:30

The Breath of Emancipation
Hermitage Slave Quarters
Sat., 12:00, 1:00 & 3:00
Sun., 12:00 & 1:00
Mon., 1:00 & 2:30

Hands-on Activities
Show Your Support, Make souvenir ribbon rosettes.
Near Ft. Myers Lab
Sat., 9:30-7:00
Sun. & Mon., 9:30-5:00

Enlist in the Army
Sign up and receive a reproduction Volunteer Enlistment paper.
Phoenixville Post Office
Sat., 9:30-5:30
Sun. & Mon., 9:30-4:00

Mustering in and Drill
Once you’ve enlisted, fall in and march!
Logan County Courthouse
Sat., 10:30, 12:30, 2:15, 4:15 & 5:45
Sun., 10:30, 12:30, 2:15 & 4:15
Mon., 10:30, 2:15 & 4:15

Strolling performances throughout Greenfield Village
11:00-3:00 daily

Camp Chase Fifes and Drums
Scotch Settlement School
Sun., 10:30, 11:30 & 3:30
Mon., 10:30, 2:30 & 3:30

Stage near Town Hall
Sat., 2:15 & 5:30
Sun. & Mon., 4:00

Stephen Foster Sing-Along
Town Hall (inside)
Sat., 12:15-12:45 & 2:00-3:00
Sun. & Mon., 1:00-1:30 & 2:30-3:00

Sounds of America
Sat., 1:00-1:30
Sun. & Mon., 12:15-12:45 & 2:00-2:20

North Star Gospel Chorale
Stage near Town Hall
Sat., Sun., 1:30-2:00

Visitor Helpful Tips and Accessibility Information
Civil War Remembrance is free with Greenfield Village admission. It includes: historical reenactors in period dress, battle tactic demonstrations, live music, military and civilian camps, exhibits, presentations, commemorations, hands-on activities and insights from historians.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up
For guests with mobility limitations, there is a drop-off and pick-up area in front of the Greenfield Village ticket building.

Be aware that Civil War Remembrance includes the following:

  • The sound of gunshots and the smell of gunpowder from military reenactments
  • The sound of drums throughout the weekend and the sound of a whistle from Armington & Sims Machine Shop on Monday at 3 pm, signaling a national moment of silence.
  • Open flame and the smell of wood smoke from fires in military and civilian camps
  • Areas of uneven terrain off of paved pathways
  • Crowds

Greenfield Village Civil War Rememberance at The Henry Ford - 8th Arkansas - 22nd Michigan Civil War Reenactors

Mark your calendar today so you don’t forget the next Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance on Memorial Day Weekend at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.

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