Here’s Why You Should Add Dearborn, Michigan to Your Halloween Travel Bucket List

published Sep 26, 2021
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If Dearborn, Michigan, isn’t currently on your list of must-visit destinations in America, it should be — especially if you’re a sucker for all-things Halloween. Dearborn’s Greenfield Village throws a monthlong celebration throughout October dedicated to the creepy, spooky, and downright scary, and walking through Greenfield Village feels like you’ve stepped into a real-life “

During the off season, Greenfield Village is one of The Henry Ford Museum’s main historical attractions. It’s an 80-acre outdoor living history museum that features working 19th-century farms, artisans practicing centuries-old crafts, a steam-powered locomotive, the site where Edison invented the lightbulb, and, of course, where Ford created his Model T car.

But when October rolls around, things start to get a bit spooky in Greenfield. The celebration is called Hallowe’en, and it’s been a thing in Greenfield for over 40 years. Visitors can check out harvest markets, meet costumed storybook characters, and watch ghostly performances when they come to Greenfield during October.

And that steam-powered locomotive transforms into the Hallowe’en Express, taking riders along a “ghoulish and surprising journey” through the village.

The Hallowe’en festivities also include fun dining experiences like the Halloween-themed buffet for kids called the Fairy Tale Feast at A Taste Of History Restaurant and the Eagle Tavern Harvest Supper.

Perhaps the best part about going to the Hallowe’en celebration in Dearborn is that you can spend the entire evening there for under $20 a ticket. So, dress up in your best Halloween costume and prepare to get spooky (and learn some history!) at Dearborn’s Greenfield Village.