Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Detroit, Michigan, United States, North America
The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA. Named for its founder, the noted automobile industrialist Henry Ford, and based on his desire to preserve items of historical significance and portray the Industrial Revolution, the property houses a vast array of famous homes, machinery, exhibits, and Americana. The collection contains many rare exhibits including John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus. The Edison Institute was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover to Ford's longtime friend Thomas Edison on October 21, 1929 the 50th anniversary of the first successful incandescent light bulb. Of the 260 people in attendance, some of the more famous were Marie Curie, George Eastman, John D. Rockefeller, Will Rogers, and Orville Wright. The dedication was broadcast on radio with listeners encouraged to turn off their electric lights until the switch was flipped at the Museum. The Edison Institute was originally composed of the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and the Greenfield Village Schools (an experimental learning facility). Initially, Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum were owned by the Ford Motor Company which cooperates with the Henry Ford to provide the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and is a sponsor of the school. The Henry Ford is sited between the Ford Dearborn test track and several Ford engineering buildings with which it shares the same style gates and brick fences. In 1970, the museum purchased what it believed to be a 17th-century Brewster Chair, created for one of the Pilgrim settlers in the Plymouth Colony, for $9,000. In September 1977, the chair was determined to be a modern forgery created in 1969 by Rhode Island sculptor Armand LaMontagne. The museum retains the piece as an educational tool on forgeries. Henry Ford Museum began as Henry Ford's personal collection of historic objects, which he began collecting as far back as 1906. Today, the 12 acre (49,000 m²) site is primarily a collection of antique machinery, pop culture items, automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, and other items. The Henry Ford is the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in America. Patrons enter at the gate, passing by the Josephine Ford Memorial Fountain and Benson Ford Research Center. Nearly one hundred historical buildings were moved to the property from their original locations and arranged in a village setting. The museum's intent is to show how Americans lived and worked since the founding of the country. The Village includes buildings from the 17th century to the present, many of which are staffed by costumed interpreters who conduct period tasks like farming, sewing and cooking. A collection of craft buildings such as pottery, glass-blowing, and tin shops provide demonstrations while producing materials used in the Village and for sale. Greenfield Village has 240 acres (970,000 m²) of land of which only 90 acres (360,000 m²) are used for the attraction, the rest being forest, river and extra pasture for the sheep and horses. The transportation system provides rides by horse-drawn omnibus, steam locomotive, a 1931 Model AA bus (one of about 15 known to exist), and authentic Ford Model Ts. The Weiser Railroad is a standard gauge passenger train that travels around Greenfield Village and has four stations. Steam locomotives in operation include the Torch Lake, an 1873 0-6-4 Mason Bogie which is one of the oldest operating steam locomotives in the U.S., and the Edison, a Davenport 0-4-0 rebuilt into a 4-4-0 by Ford. The railroad, unusually for a heritage railway, has a direct connection to Amtrak.
Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan Full Train Ride In The Summertime
See the full train ride around Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. The Weiser Railroad makes a 2.5 mile loop around this historic village. The village is made up of structures moved here from all of the world. In one train ride you will see Henry Ford's boyhood home, The Wright Brother's cycle shop, the first residence to receive electricity, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the home of Noah Webster, an English cottage from the 1600's that was a gift from Henry to Clara for Valentine's Day. Way to up the game, Henry! So many more historical buildings each with storytellers inside to paint the picture of life during the time period. Stand inside the walls where some of the greatest inventions were created. I get goosebumps every time I see the chair nailed to the floor in the Menlo Park Laboratory. Come join me on a ride through history on the oldest continuous operating steam engine in the United States, the Torch Lake. For more information please go to to plan your trip there.
You'll hear some odd squeaks in the video. The train and cars were extra talkative during our ride. For the age of the train (engine), she's in really good shape. May we all be so lucky to age as gracefully. This video is dedicated to T.A.
Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan 4th of July Event With D.S.O.
This is the 27th Annual Salute to America event at the Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan. During this event they have the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band playing live.
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Henry FORD Museum, Factory, and Greenfield Village [4K]
The Henry Ford (also known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and more formally as the Edison Institute) is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA. Named for its founder, the automobile industrialist Henry Ford, and based on his efforts to preserve items of historical interest and portray the Industrial Revolution, the property houses homes, machinery, exhibits, and Americana. The collection contains the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus.
Steam Train at Greenfield Village | Dearborn Michigan | 4K | July 2018
Weiser Railroad Steam Train at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan, captured on July 30, 2018. That day the train was hauled by steam engine no. 7, which was Henry Ford's personal locomotive. It was given to Henry Ford by Thomas Alva Edison who had the locomotive in his New Jersey quarry. It's in regular service since the 1960's after beeing on displayed from 1932.
The rail line on which the steam locomotives in Greenfield Village presently run originally consisted of a simple straight stretch of track along the northern edge of the museum property, and has been present ever since Greenfield Village was dedicated in 1929. The rail line, now named the Weiser Railroad, was later expanded into a continuous loop around the perimeter of the museum property, which was completed in stages between 1971 and 1972. This 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge passenger line is 2 miles (3.2 km) long and has four stations. All of the railroad's stations consist solely of single side platforms except for the station in the Railroad Junction section, which also includes the relocated Smiths Creek Depot building originally built for the Grand Trunk Railway in 1858. In addition, the line utilizes a modern replica of a Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Railroad (DT&M) roundhouse built in 1884. At the time it was opened to the public in 2000, the new DT&M Roundhouse replica was one of only seven working roundhouses open to the public in the United States.
Aufnahmen vom Weiser Railroad Steam Train im Greenfield Village Museum in Dearborn Michigan, aufgenommen am 30. Juli 2018. An diesem Tag war die Dampflok Nr. 7 im Einsatz, die Henry Fords persönliche Lokomotive war. Sie wurde Henry Ford von Thomas Alva Edison übergeben, der die Lokomotive zuvor in New Jersey aufbewahrt hatte. Seit den 1960er Jahren ist sie im regulären Betrieb, nachdem sie bis 1932 ausgestellt war.
Die Eisenbahnlinie, auf der die Dampflokomotiven in Greenfield Village heute fahren, bestand ursprünglich aus einem einfachen geraden Gleisabschnitt entlang des Nordrandes des Museumsgeländes und ist seit der Einweihung von Greenfield Village im Jahr 1929 vorhanden. Die Bahnlinie, die heute Weiserbahn heißt, wurde später zu einer durchgehenden Schleife um das Museumgelände verlaufend erweitert, die zwischen 1971 und 1972 schrittweise fertiggestellt wurde. Diese normalspurige Passagierlinie ist 3,2 km lang und hat vier Stationen. Alle Bahnhöfe bestehen ausschließlich aus einzelnen Seitenbühnen mit Ausnahme des Bahnhofs im Abschnitt Railroad Junction, zu dem auch das hier wiederaufgebaute Gebäude Smiths Creek Depot gehört, das 1858 ursprünglich für die Grand Trunk Railway gebaut wurde. Die Züge fahren im 20 Minuten-Takt und die Strecke bietet eine Vielzahl an Motiven.
Darüber hinaus nutzt die Strecke eine moderne Nachbildung eines 1884 erbauten Lokschuppens der Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Railroad (DT&M). Bei der Eröffnung im Jahr 2000 war die neue DT&M Roundhouse Replik eines von nur sieben öffentlich zugänglichen Ringlokschuppen in den USA.
The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA. Wikipedia
Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village
Step into a Christmas card from the past. Don't miss the most popular holiday event in the area, complete with candlelit paths, live entertainment, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagon and Model T rides, delightful holiday shops, Santa and live reindeer, ice skating, a spectacular fireworks display and more. It's America's premier holiday celebration!
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The Firestone Farm Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan
The Firestone Farm Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan
2015 Old Car Festival Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan
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Model T Ford Ride at Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan
Model T Ford Ride at Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan
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Original Light Bulb Laboratory of Thomas Edison Demonstrated @ Greenfield Village Historic District Henry Ford Museums, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
The Henry Ford (also known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and more formally as the Edison Institute) is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA. Named for its founder, the noted automobile industrialist Henry Ford, and based on his desire to preserve items of historical significance and portray the Industrial Revolution, the property houses a vast array of famous homes, machinery, exhibits, and Americana. The collection contains many rare exhibits including John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus.
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Greenfield Village, Michigan
A visit to the village Henry Ford created by relocating homes of famous people to it. See more videos at billsvideos.weebly.com
Henry Ford Museum Tour - Dearborn Michigan
Come along for an unforgettable tour of the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan to see presidential vehicles, the chair President Lincoln was shot in, the Wright Brothers Plane, Rosa Parks bus, and more!
Greenfield Village at Henry Ford Museum - Dearborn, Michigan
A day at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Visit Edison's Lab, ride a 100 year old carousel and see a turn of the century steam train. See more over on the blog
The Henry Ford Museum Tour, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
The Henry Ford - Dearborn, Michigan
We visit The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan - home of possibly the greatest museum of history ever assembled. Henry Ford set out to create a collection of everything that represents the average and honest hard working citizen, but ended up collecting so much more including iconic vehicles and even over 80 important buildings. Definitely check it out if you are even close to Michigan!
Model T tour of Greenfield Village in Dearborn
Greenfield Village Steamers | Dearborn, Michigan
Here we are in the popular tourist attraction of eastern Michigan called Greenfield Village. Greenfield Village will take you to a blast from the past. While they do have Model T's you can ride in and many classic buildings, they are home to the so-called Weiser Railroad. This railroad is home to steam locomotives that take tourists around the 2.5 mile outside of the village. Their signals are owned and maintained by Canadian National Railway. This railroad is home to the oldest continuous operating steamers in the United States. Two of these examples are shown in this video. The first train is DT&N #7, which hauled all the rides until about noon when the second train shown, Edison #1, was brought in to take more passengers as it was busy due to the Ragtime festivals. In the foreground you can also see a baseball game (Which I was there for also) played by the rules of 1870s. This means players did not use gloves and some background rules were different. Enjoy these examples of history as part of the mind of Henry Ford. (Which is what this area is called)
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Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village is a collection of buildings — workplaces, homes, working farms — that were either moved here or re-created.
Greenfield Village represents 300 years of history from across the United States and the world.