A Really Useful Engine makes for a really fun Day Out with Thomas

Look who’s rolling into town! (Well, the village actually.)

Thomas the Tank Engine is making his annual visit to Greenfield Village for three weekends, beginning April 28. And anyone who has ever spent a day out with that Really Useful Engine knows it’s a great way to make some wonderful family memories.

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This scrapbook page was shared by Lisa Brown Graham who told that she treasured the memories when her boys were young and enjoyed their Day Out with Thomas.

Thomas will be rolling along the track at Greenfield Village April 28-29, and May 5-6 and 12-13.

Advance tickets are on sale and recommended – since the event often sells out.

Tickets are sold for timed rides that depart from the Smiths Creek Depot and take passengers for a trip around the village.

Thomas in front of Firestone Farm - Credit The Henry Ford

A ticket for a Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and some other fun Thomas & Friends entertainment including music, storytelling and video viewing, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an imagination station with arts, crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway on the Island of Sodor.

Sir Topham Hat - The Henry Ford

You can purchase tickets online and through The Henry Ford call center at 313-982-6001Tickets are required for guests ages one and up.

An admission ticket to the village is required along with Thomas ride tickets. There is no charge for village admission for members of The Henry Ford.

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Here’s another photo from one of our Facebook friends: Daniel Bender.

Tickets for a Day Out With Thomas for  members who are one year and older are $11.75 per person.

Non-member tickets – which include the price of admission to Greenfield Village are

  • Seniors (62 and up) $33.75
  • adults (13-61) $35.75
  • youth (5-13) $29.25
  • child (1-4) $11.75.
  • infants under one year are free
There’s also a special early morning Railroaders’ Breakfast package which give you and your little engineers a chance to fuel up on some pancakes before climbing aboard that very smiley Really Useful Engine.  Tickets are limited, and reservations must be made through the call center 313-982-6001.
Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village - The Henry Ford
Here are some tips to make your Day Out with Thomas a success.
  • Purchase tickets in advance (all tickets purchased two weeks before the scheduled date will be mailed. Tickets purchased closer to the event may be picked up at the Will Call window outside the village.)
  • Arrive in plenty of time. Ticket holders should get in line 15-minutes prior to their ticketed departure. Keep in mind that the Smith Creeks Depot is about a 20-minute walk from the village gates. Leave time for parking, walking and picking up tickets if you need to.
  • Dress for the weather. Although it’s unlikely, Thomas drove through a snowy village during a past visit. 



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