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Greenmead Historical Park
Greenmead Historical Park is a nearly 200-year-old, 95-acre historical park purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976 and operated by the City of Livonia’s Parks and Recreation Department. The park includes the historical Greenmead Farm and its outbuildings, a 13-building historical village, Greenmead Community Garden, Virginia B. Matley Nature Trail, and soccer fields. Special events are hosted on the grounds of the historical village, including weddings.
The Greenmead Historical Park Master Plan was approved by City Council at the Jan. 18, 2023, Regular Meeting. View it here.
- Where is the Greenmead Office located?
- What are your hours?
- How to contact us.
- How and when can I register for events/programs at Greenmead?
- How do I become a vendor at the Flea Markets?
- How do I get more information on renting a building for an event?
- When are the historic buildings open for tours?
- Can I take photos at Greenmead?
PROM NIGHT PICTURES
If you're looking for some local scenic backgrounds for your prom photos, stop by Greenmead Historical Park anytime 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 25-26. We'll have the village and rest of the park open with special vignettes and props scattered throughout so you can snap some fun photos on the way to the big dance. Make sure to use the #GreenmeadPromPics hashtag when sharing your photos on social media.
This event is free, requires no registration and will take place rain or shine.
The Stories, Snacks and Crafts series is back 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, with Flower Power! at Greenmead Historical Park. Best for ages 4-10, come by the Newburg Schoolhouse for storytime, snacks, crafts and more!
SUMMER FLEA MARKET
Our popular Summer Flea Market returns to Greenmead Historical Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4. Bring your wagon or cart and shop from 160 vendors offering a wide variety of items. You never know what you'll find at the Flea Market!
Admission is $3 per person for adults and all ages 12 and older. Ages 11 and younger are free. No dogs permitted.
Vendor registration opened March 28 and sold out shortly after. Click the link for details.
ABOLITION ACTIVISM SERIES
Save the Dates for our Abolition Activism series!
Join us 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Greenmead Historical Park to learn about "Hicksite Quakerism and Abolition Activism in 19th Century Livonia Township." FREE to attend.
Then meet up 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Trinity House Theatre (38840 Six Mile Road, NW of I-275) to learn about "Livonia Abolitionists, Garrisonians and the Story of the Union Meeting House." $5 tickets available at TrinityHouseTheatre.org.
IRISH ROSE TEA
Get a taste of the Irish with our Irish Rose Tea from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House. Taking place during the Motor City Irish Fest, this tea party will feature traditional Irish fare, scones, tea and Irish-themed entertainment.
Advance registration required.
A STAR-SPANGLED CELEBRATION!
Enjoy Flag Day-themed stories, snacks and crafts 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, during our Star-Spangled Celebration! at Greenmead Historical Park. Best for ages 4-10, come by the Newburg Schoolhouse for storytime, snacks, crafts and more!
Register in advance here starting May 16.
S'MORES AND STORIES
Everyone loves a good bonfire. Get a feel for the camping life with our monthly S'mores and Stories event 7-8 p.m. one Friday per month June-August at Greenmead Historical Park's Newburg School Field. Geared toward children ages 5-12, all children must be accompanied by an adult (parents don't need to register) as we enjoy roasting s'mores, telling stories and enjoying a variety of activities around the campfire. Each month's event will also feature a unique theme:
Friday, June 23 - The Great Outdoors
Friday, July 21 - Beach Days
Friday, Aug. 18 - Camping
Advance registration required, starting 30 days before each event.
Start your summer off with a walk through five of the prettiest gardens in the city with Livonia's 33rd Annual Garden Walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24.
Tickets are available in advance online, and can also be purchased the day of the event at the Greenmead Historical Park Simmons-Hill House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Bennett Civic Center Library from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The booklet will be available the day of the walk only.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Friends for the Development of Greenmead, who help fund the maintenance, upkeep and renovations throughout the park's historic structures.
DINING WITH YESTERDAY
Learn history, have fun, eat food. Sounds like a recipe for a good time, right? Join us for the following upcoming dates in our Dining With Yesterday series at Greenmead Historical Park:
3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15 - Take a fun twist on history with the "Death of a Gangster Murder Mystery." This interactive dinner invites you to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! In this "married to the mob" vent, you'll never know who to trust. With the two families merging together, someone is bound to lose power, which means someone else will lose their life! Come ready to solve the case.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 - The Huron Carol is Canada's oldest Christmas carol, written in 1642 by Jean se Brebéuf, a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie to the Hurons. Come learn about this song's history from Dr. Catherine Cangany, PhD.
Advance registration required for each event, starting 30 days before the event.
THE BIG PICNIC
After a fun first year, The BIG Picnic is back! Bring your own picnic food and blanket and head to Greenmead Historical Park Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, for an afternoon of fun with live music, storytime, lawn games, face painting, fitness classes, historical building tours and more!
This is a FREE drop-in event and no registration is required. Come check out Greenmead while enjoying a picnic with your neighbors.
Join us for a swingin' good time with a 1920s Garden Party 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Greenmead Historical Park's Simmons-Hill House.
Take a stroll through the gardens, learn how to the Charleston, play games and visit our secret speakeasy for some prohibition-themed mocktails! Your ticket will include four mocktail tastings, tea, sandwiches, pastries and all the games, activities and other beverages.
1920s-era apparel is encouraged, but not required. Tickets cost $20 per Livonia resident and $25 for non-residents, and can be purchased online.
The annual Touch-A-Truck event is back from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Greenmead Historical Park. The 8:30-10:30 a.m. block is a quieter time for children sensive to loud noises, so the sirens and sounds of the trucks will be turned off.
This free hands-on family event that provides a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, and delivery all in one place.
A $1 parking donation will support local organizations while the Churchill Rotary Interact Club and Rotary Club of Livonia AM host parking in the Special Events Parking Lot.