I was born and raised in the Detroit area and my dad worked for Fords so I spent a lot of time visiting Greenfield Village. If I could every recommend a tour this is the one that I would recommend.
For those of you not familiar with Greenfield Village is was developed by Henry Ford to preserve the history of America. It would probably take me a week to describe what this place is like but let me give you a little taste. This is an actually village set up just like you see in the old days.
It is like taking a time machine back in history, you visit Henry Ford's first home and his little shop where he started the assembly line, you visit the home of Webster, Edison and you can even see the chair that Lincoln was killed in. The roads you walk down are cobblestone and as walk from home to home you truly start to feel like you are back in time.
At everyone home there is someone there to explain about the history of the house and person. They have people showing you how things were done back in those days like blowing glass, making yarn.
It is a true day adventure and worth every penny. Cost to get into Greenfield Village is $20.00 for an adult, $14.00 for children 5-12. They offer group discounts and senior discounts also. Unfortunately they are closed from January 1 thru April 14th. Due to the fact that majority of the time you are outside and we all know winters in Michigan can be brutal. I suggest going during the summer when you can enjoy the nice weather.
There are a few restaurants in the village so you can stop and grab a bite to eat and relax and just enjoy the scenery.
During the summer they also have an old car show so as you walk around you can see all the old cars. I have been to Greenfield Village numerous times and love every time I go. As many times as I have been there, it seems like I see something new and learn something new about the history of our country. I am going back this summer.
I know I am not giving this place justice so here is the website so you can get a better picture of what it is like
It truley is worth a trip for every age and worth the money.