Join Milwaukee PBS on the tour of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Mansion. The house was designed by Albert Kahn to resemble a cluster of Cotswold village cottages, complete with stone roofs, vine-covered walls and lead-paned windows. Strolling through the thoughtfully decorated halls, visitors come face-to-face with a stunningly diverse collection of art, antiques and furniture that reveal the Fords' tastes in art and design. Enjoy the lake view as you tour the grounds and gardens. After the tour we enjoy dinner and then we are on to the Wyndham for a good night's sleep.
Then we are off to the Greenfield Village where we spend the entire day. Entering Greenfield Village is like stepping into an 80-acre time machine. It takes you back to the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s past. There are 83 authentic, historic structures, from Noah Webster’s home, where he wrote the first American dictionary, to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, to the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. The buildings and the things to see are only the beginning. There’s the fun stuff, too. In Greenfield Village, you can ride in a genuine Model T, “pull” glass with world-class artisans or ride a train with a 19th-century steam engine. It’s a place where you can choose your lunch from a 1850s menu or spend a quiet moment pondering the home and workshop where the Wright brothers invented the airplane. Tour the park at your own pace and meet back at the entrance at 5 PM.
Finally we make our way to The Henry Ford Museum. The museum features collections of Americana, a classic car collection that will knock the socks off of your feet, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was shot, a locomotive collection, a presidential limo display, including JFK’s limo, the bus that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in, are only the tip of the iceberg in this amazing place. After the museum we move on to the Rouge Factory Tour for a tour of the Ford assembly line in action. Then we begin our journey home.
For more information or to purchase tickets call Lori at (414) 477-0155.
No Refunds after May 1 2018