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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St. Andrew’s Society 170th Annual Highland Games

at Greenmead Historical Park

Event date: 8/3/2019 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Export event

St. Andrew’s Society 170th Annual Highland Games
The St. Andrew's Society will host the 170th Annual Highland Games at Greenmead on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Highland Games is a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. As a part of this celebration, the following events and activities take place: continuous entertainment featuring national and regional artists, pipe band competition, heavy athletic competition, Highland Dance competition, “Parade of Clans” featuring clans from across the USA, diverse marketplace of Celtic crafts, merchandise and collectibles, Scottish and other food vendors.

The Wee Bairns area will be open for the children from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities include: Color a shield for protection on the journey, take a wee tour of Scotland, Wee Bairns Sheep Toss, toss a wee caber, fishing in Loch Ness, conquer the castle be attacking with a catapult and meet Nessie.

Support the Livonia Historical Commission at the Hill House for our drop-in tea beginning at 1 p.m.  

Gates open at 8 a.m. Free shuttle from Schoolcraft available. 

General Admission - Advance Ticket: $17/ Ticket at Gate: $22

Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available at the Greenmead Office, 20501 Newburgh Road. Office hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please be prepared to pay with check or cash only. 

For more information, please visit the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit 170th Annual Highland Games.

For information on Greenmead, please call (248) 477-7375.

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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