Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village in Dearborn

Learn the history behind the Civil War with your children at this Memorial Day weekend event at Greenfield Village, with activities happening May 26-29, 2018.

A Memorial Day celebration and an engaging history lesson rolled into one? Now that’s thinking smart, and it’s exactly what you’ll get at the Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village in Dearborn this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2018.

Camps, cavalry and period music will pop up all over the village as Union and Confederate re-enactors 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.

If you’d like to map out your entire day, take a look at the program map, which is available through The Henry Ford’s website.

Greenfield Village is open for this event 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Tickets are $28/ages 12-61, $25.50/ages 62-plus, $21/ages 5-11 and free/kids 4 and under. Parking is $6.

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For more information about the 2018 Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, and for details on other upcoming family-friendly fun in metro Detroit, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.