Admissions & Tour Schedule

Upon arrival at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, you will be directed to the Visitor Center to park and purchase your tour tickets. The Visitor Center is the site of a short orientation video, the Gaukler Pointe Gift shop, The Cotswold Cafe and restrooms.


Tour Options



Ages 6-12

5 and under

House Tour
Includes guided house tour with a docent. It also includes iPod Touch grounds tour, access to grounds and outer buildings





Behind the Scenes Tour
A reservation-required guided tour of the places you don't see on the general house tour! See tthe attic, tunnels, basement and more!





Gardens & Grounds
Includes access to grounds and outer buildings. Add an iPod Touch Tour - $5.00





Membership – A Great Deal!
Receive yearlong access and special discounts. Visit the Membership page for details.






General Tours schedule

April – December, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

January 1 -March, 2015
Tuesday-Friday, noon & 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

Ford House is also open for certain Monday holidays, such as Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you are thinking about visiting Ford House on a holiday that falls on a Monday, please call 313.884.4222 to see if tours will be given.

Garden and Grounds Hours

NOTE - Due to construction work, the grounds are closed to walkers until April 25, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience

As part of the house tour admission, you are invited to enjoy the grounds at your own pace. Grounds only tickets as well as an audio taped tour of the grounds are also available.

Special garden and grounds tours and events are scheduled throughout the year. Be sure to check the special events calendar for listings.

Grounds are open:
April – December
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

January – March
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parking at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is ample and free.

Ford House is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and for two weeks each winter for conservation projects.  If you are planning a visit in January or February, please call to confirm tour times.

Reservations for general tours are not necessary for fewer than 10 guests. Group tours (10 or more guests) are available at other times as well. Reservations for groups are required and may be made by contacting the
Group Tour Sales Director