The Ford House

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

Tips for an Enjoyable Visit

Tour Process
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.

If you choose to spend time at the Grounds - and not go on a House Tour - admission is $5 per person for ages 2 and older. Under age 2 is free. Please pay at the Visitor Center. Members can walk the Grounds for free. Strollers, wagons, and picnic items (such as food and blankets) are welcome on the Grounds.

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, Play House, Pool House (open seasonally), South Cottage Exhibit and Different By Design Garage Exhibit, at your own pace.

Your paid admission also provides the use of an iPod Touch tour of the grounds. The narrated tour is filled with home movies of the Ford family at their home, interviews, and historic images.

As an historic structure, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House has some limitations for those with special needs. A limited number of wheel chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The second floor of the home is not accessible by wheel chairs, but picture scrapbooks are available to those guests unable to visit the second floor.

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

You are welcome to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the grounds and the exterior of the buildings. Photography is not permitted inside any of the historic buildings.

Food and Beverage
Please enjoy your food and beverages in the Cotswold Cafe or the picnic area. No food, beverages or gum are allowed in the historic buildings.

For Your Comfort
You are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for your visit. Ford House is not air-conditioned.