This summer, commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a visit to The Henry Ford, America’s Greatest History Attraction.
Discovering the Civil War exhibition
The most extensive exhibition ever assembled from the National Archives’ incomparable Civil War holdings is being shown in its entirety for the first time ever at Henry Ford Museum, May 21 – Sept 5.
Discovering the Civil War combines great original treasures and engaging touch-screen interactives in a physical environment inspired by 21st-century research rooms. Letters, diaries, photos, maps, petitions, receipts, patents, amendments and proclamations all become powerful tools to let visitors take a fresh look at a conflict that continues to loom large in our national consciousness.
Civil War Remembrance signature event
This Memorial Day weekend (May 28 – 30), Greenfield Village transforms into the most comprehensive Civil War programs in the nation. A weekend of demonstrations, drills and cannon firing. A weekend of marching, mustering and hands-on interaction. A weekend of unparalleled exhibits, scholarly talks, period music and fitting tributes. Civil War Remembrance is somber and triumphant. A time to celebrate. A time to reflect.
Memorial Day Weekend Getaway!
The best value for Civil War enthusiasts to experience both the Discovering the Civil War exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and Civil War Remembrance in Greenfield Village is through our Affordable Vacation Packages. Starting at just $89, The Henry Ford Vacation Packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village or Ford Rouge Factory Tour).