Skip to main content

Detroit, Go To The Eagle Tavern

June 2024
1min read

Drive out to Henry Ford Museum for the holiday banquet served at the Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village, the immense, fascinating township the Motor King assembled. The Eagle began life in 1832; until New Year’s it re-creates 185Os hospitality: You sit down at communal tables to be regaled with beef tea, veal pie, chicken, roast beef, and spirits from the taproom. The food is excellent, but even more satisfying is the powerful illusion of stepping out into the warm, shadowy, agreeable bustle of a prosperous hostelry a century and a half ago.

Enjoy our work? Help us keep going.

Now in its 75th year, American Heritage relies on contributions from readers like you to survive. You can support this magazine of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it by donating today.