The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Event Details

Ford House Grounds Pass

September 15, 2020 @ 8:00am - 4:00pm | Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.

Ford House Grounds Pass

CLICK HERE to purchase a grounds pass.
Admission is $5 for adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Ford House members are free.
Your grounds pass lets you roam through the grounds and gardens of the historic estate. Bring a picnic and sit on the lawn, watch the boats on Lake St. Clair, stroll through the rose garden, marvel at the beautiful architecture, and soak in the open spaces and wooded areas.

We are not offering house tours at this time; and the historic buildings are closed. However, we do have guided outdoor tours of the estate available at select times here.

All visitors, including members, must register online for a timed ticket to the estate. Member tickets are still free, but pre-registration is required. There will be no ticket sales at the gate.

The time and date of your ticket must match your arrival time. If you need a different date or time, please exchange your ticket by emailing

We are taking numerous precautions to create a clean, comfortable, safe, and enjoyable visit for you.

Each visitor must bring a face mask to keep with them at all times.


We are open Tuesdays through Sundays. Entry times are every half hour from 8 AM-4 PM. The estate closes at 6 PM.

Our hours accommodate our rigorous sanitization and cleaning schedule, as well as keeping person-to-person exposure to a minimum.

Find out more about our health and safety precautions and exploring the estate at

We are not offering house tours at this time, however we have guided tours of the estate. Go to to find tour dates and times.


Ford House’s current guidelines and safety procedures are in line with county, state and CDC requirements.

We ask any visitors who feel unwell, have a fever or other symptoms, to please stay home. We will be happy to exchange your ticket for a different date.

  • Bring a mask and keep it with you during your visit
  • Your ticket and your face mask must be shown to the Security Guard at the entrance.
  • You must wear your face mask (covering your mouth and nose) if:
    • You find yourself closer than 6 feet from a visitor from others.
    • You are inside the restroom.
  • Ford House has limited admission capacity each hour to avoid crowding.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been added around the estate.
  • Signage around the estate reminds visitors to practice social distancing and helps answer questions.
  • We have increased our sanitization schedule for all public areas and surfaces.
  • All indoor activities and guided tours have been canceled or temporarily suspended. (Check out our new mobile app for tours! Find online virtual classes and lectures here!)
  • All historical buildings are closed at this time.