Greenmead Historical Park location:
20501 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 477-7375
Fax: (248) 426-8568
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The historic farmsite known as Greenmead was purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976.  It serves as a legacy of Michigan's agricultural heritage as well

Greenmead Historical Park

as a multi-faceted recreational and cultural facility hosting a number of major special events each year.  This 95-acre parksite was the 1820's homestead of Michigan pioneer, Joshua Simmons.  It includes the original farm complex, Historical Village, picnic facilities and recreational areas.  The Historical Village at Greenmead was established to protect and preserve several locally significant structures that would have been lost to development at their original locations. 

The farm complex features an 1841 Greek Revival farmhouse and its outbuildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The farm maintains its unique architectural character and is significant in that nine of its eleven original outbuildings are still intact.  Built in 1829, the North Barn was the first barn built in Livonia Township.  The Simmons family lived in a modest frame house, while the barn, a building of primary importance, was the first major structure completed.  Together, the buildings tell the story of farm life in rural Michigan.  In 1920, Sherwin Hill, a prominent Detroit attorney purchased the farm and raised dairy cattle until his death in 1961.

You can generate a map and directions on how to get to Greenmead Historical Park by clicking the link below

Directions to 20501 Newburgh Rd
Livonia, MI 48152

2019 Special Events Calendar

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at Greenmead Historical Park

Event date: 7/27/2019 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Export event



The Churchill Rotary Interact Club and Rotary Club of Livonia AM present Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenmead, 20501 Newburgh Road. Quiet hour from 9 - 10 a.m. in consideration of visitors who are sensitive to noise. This free hands-on family event 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. They can hear sirens, watch the tractor bucket move, learn how they operate all up close and hands on.  Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect and serve our community.

All donated proceeds and sponsorships go to support local organizations, such as our Livonia Police and Fire, the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation and many others. We are requesting a $1.00 parking donation at the event to help us on our mission to support local organizations. 

For more information visit, Touch-A-Truck 2019

To learn more about Greenmead, please call (248) 477-7375.
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Categories: Greenmead Events

Farm Complex and Gardens
Greenmead Tours
Nankin Mills/Perrinville School
Newburg Intersection at the Village (circa 1915-1920)
The Village
Rental Opportunities at Greenmead Historical Park


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