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Step back in time to life at the turn of the century.
If you close your eyes, you can almost hear the sound of the blacksmith hammering his nails; the clip-clop of horses' hooves as they pull the milk wagon through the streets, glass bottles clanging together; and the voices of excited children counting out pennies for the treats behind the curved-front candy counter.
OLD GREENFIELD VILLAGE is the setting for a most remarkable replica of a New England town as it appeared in 1895.
Careful attention has been paid to every detail, including shopkeepers' original goods, signs and display items.
OLD GREENFIELD VILLAGE is literally the collection of a lifetime.
When Waine Morse began gathering fixtures over 35 years ago, he had no idea his passion for antiques would lead to the development of a museum of Americana, but it has. This is a unique blend of both a labor of love and a collection that rivals some of our nation's most prized items. Folk art, museum quality exhibits, delightful displays, and a real feeling that you are walking through time, all provide an experience that is not to be missed.
Herbs and spices line original pharmacy shelves along with liniments, patent medicines and lotions in their original packaging.
The toy store tumbles over with dolls, games, books, trucks, trains, tin toys, ride-on toys, and more.
- There are many shops and settings to delight the eye
- A 19th Century Fire Engine
- A Church and a School House, perched on a hill overlooking the village
- Blacksmith and Tinsmith Shops
- An Ice Cream Parlor, with an original Italian marble soda fountain
- A Candy Counter and Toy Shop
- A Health Center, including a Doctor's Office, a Dentist's Office, an Eye Specialist and a Barber Shop
- Woodworking and Wheelwright's Shop
- A Steamfitter's Shop, including plumbing, machine equipment and thread cutting tools of Greenfield
- Arthur Brocklesby's Print Shop
And Everybody Loves
OLD GREENFIELD VILLAGE
"Waine Morse decided to build a make-believe store to house his burgeoning collection of Americana. He couldn't stop...there is so much...doors open like a surprise package..."- Yankee Magazine
"It's incredible! This is a place every child should visit at least once in their life. I'm sure it is something they will always remember."- B. Lorenz, Chair, Planning Board - Greenfield MA
"Living in an area so rich in history has inspired [Waine Morse] to save an era right in his own backyard." Chronicle, channel 5 ABC-TV, Boston MA
How Can I Find
OLD GREENFIELD VILLAGE?
From Interstate 91, take Exit 26 (Greenfield). Then take Route 2 west for approximately one-half mile. OLD GREENFIELD VILLAGE is on your left.
Season: May 15 through October 15
Open Saturdays and Holidays
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Busses are welcome, but by appointment only.
Adults --- $5.00
Seniors --- $4.00
Ages 6 - 16 --- $3.00
Under 6 --- No Charge
(Special Group Rates Available)
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Phone: (413) 774-7138
P.O. Box 1124
Greenfield, MA 01302