The Ford House

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

Admission & Tours

Welcome to Ford House! Visitors may take a guided house tour, walk the grounds, visit our Museum Shop, or enjoy one of our many events.

TOURS

Our Holiday BellesHouse Tour is offered Wednesdays-Sundays, November 23-January 6.

Hours are noon-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.

Ford House will also be open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The estate is closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
 
TICKETS
 
Daytime tours (through 4:30): Tickets are only sold in person at the Visitor Center, first come, first served, no reservations.
 
Evening tours (5-7:30 p.m.): Tickets for eveing tours are sold in advance online. CLICK HERE to select available dates and times and to purchase your tickets.
 
Please note: This year, we are unable to host a lighted walk event due to construction of our new Visitor Center. We hope you enjoy Holiday Belles, a fun snapshot of the Fords' holiday celebrations inside the family home.

 

GROUNDS AND SHOP

The Grounds are open for walks 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays-Sunday. Grounds-only admission is $5. Members enjoy extended hours to walk the grounds, 7 a.m.-dusk, daily.

The Visitor Center and Museum Shop are open 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. 

 

GROUP TOURS

Groups of 10 or more may reserve a tour at least two weeks in advance. Click here for Group Tour information.

CAFE

Costwold Cafe is closed during construction of our new visitor center and administration building. Read more about it here.

ADMISSION

Options

Adults

Seniors

Children
Ages 6-12

Children
5 and under

General House Tour/Holiday Belles
Includes guided house tour with a docent. 

$12.00

$11.00

$8.00

Free

Premium House Tour
Not available during the holidays. Come back this spring! Includes amenities of the House Tour plus a viewing of a few other very special “extra spaces.” Requires going up and down flights of stairs. 

$15.00

$14.00

$11.00

Free

Behind the Scenes Tour
Not available during the holidays. Come back this spring!  A reservation-required guided tour of the places you don't see on the general house tour! Requires going up and down flights of stairs. 

$15.00

$15.00

$15.00

Free

Gardens & Grounds Only
Includes access to grounds and outer buildings.

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

Free

Architecture Tours
Not available during the holidays. Come back this spring! Learn about how Detroit architect Albert Kahn's artistry and vision created a stunning home for the Fords!

$18

$18

$18

 Free

 

Membership – A Great Deal!
Receive yearlong grounds access, dog walks, free general tours and special discounts. Visit the Membership page for details

Starts at $35!

 

 

 

 

Blue Star Program

Ford House is a Blue Star Museum, and offers free admission to active-military personnel and their families (up to 6 guests), from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Group and School Tours and Reservations
Groups of 10 or more may make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Group Tour Sales Director.

For information on school and youth programs, click here. You may also contact Mary Fishwick in the education department at (313) 884-4222, ext. 152.

Tour Process
Upon arrival at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, you will be directed to park and purchase your admission. Parking is free. There will be a short orientation video, a museum shop, and restrooms.

You are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for your visit. Ford House is not air-conditioned. Strollers, wagons, and picnic items (such as food and blankets) are welcome on the Grounds. Please note, strollers are not permitted inside the house.

The guided house tour portion of your visit will last approximately 50 minutes. After touring the house, you will be free to explore the grounds and outer buildings, including the Powerhouse, Playhouse, and Pool House (open seasonally) at your own pace.

Accessibility

As a historic structure, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House has some limitations for those with special needs. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The second floor, attic and basement of the home are not accessible by wheelchairs, but picture scrapbooks are available to guests unable to visit those areas. Walkers are also not allowed on the second floor or basement, for the safety of our guests.

If you have any questions about whether Ford House can meet your needs, please call us at (313) 884-4222.

Photography
Visitors are welcome to bring a camera to capture the beauty of the grounds and the exterior of the buildings. For the safety of our guests, photography inside the Main House is limited to the Gallery room, and your docent will let you know when it is OK to use your camera.

Professional photography, including weddings, special occasions and portraits, must be approved in advance and requires a fee. Click here to make arrangements.

Food and Beverage
You may bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. No food, beverages or gum is allowed in the historic buildings. 

Dog Walks

Ford House Members may walk their dogs 7-11 a.m. Sundays. Friend, Patron and President's Circle level Members may walk their dogs Monday-Saturday, 7-10 a.m. and 5 p.m.-dusk.

Holidays and Winter
Ford House is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The house closes for several weeks in January and February for conservation care, and the grounds will be open for members only.

We are open Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve! 

For more information on touring and visiting the Ford House, please call 313-884-4222.