MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Discover the inspiration of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, where picturesque architecture surrounded by beautiful landscapes takes you inside the story one of America’s most prominent automotive families. Edsel Ford – the only son of Henry and Clara Ford – became president of Ford Motor Company in 1919 at the age of 25.

Offering a one-of-a-kind look into the private lives of Edsel Ford, his wife Eleanor and their children, a guided tour of their 60-room lakeside mansion brings you into the same rooms they called home. The Fords’ carefully designed and curated home also reveals their deep love for art and design, from architecture and landscape to their impressive personal collection of art and antiques. The house was designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn and completed in 1929.

Explore the gorgeous grounds and lush gardens of the estate, where you can take in the naturalist-style landscapes which helped earn Ford House the prestigious designation of National Historic Landmark. Bring along a picnic and enjoy peaceful views of Lake St. Clair.

Coming in spring 2020, Ford House will open a brand new visitor center and administration building, currently under construction. In the visitor center, you will be able to take a deep dive into the Ford family story and the creation of their estate, experience new exciting exhibits, take classes, host private events, dine and shop… all in elegant, state-of-the-art spaces with unparalleled views. Explore www.building.fordhouse.org to learn more about the project.

Connect with Ford House on Facebook and Instagram at @eefordhouse and Twitter at @fordhouse.

Free parking.


Website
Phone: 313-884-4222
Fax: 313-884-5977
Leave the industry hustle behind and stroll through the beautifully preserved home and lush garden grounds of Henry and Clara's only son Edsel. Leave the industry hustle behind and stroll through the beautifully preserved home and lush garden grounds of Henry and Clara's only son Edsel.

Address:
1100 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Hours:
Hours vary. Please visit our website for details.

Fee:
House tour & free roam of grounds during daytime – Adults $12, Seniors (60+) $11, Child (6-12) $8, Child (5 and under) free. Grounds-only tickets available at a reduced price.