The Ford House

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

Group Tours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Group Tour bookings are temporarily on hold. For details on our safe reopening plan, please refer to our Visit page.

The anticipated opening of our new Visitor Center and Administration Building has been delayed due to the pandemic. Construction has now safely resumed, but a new opening date has not yet been announced. 

Our previous restaurant the Cotswold Cafe and the indoor rental spaces closed in Fall 2017 to make way for the construction of our new Visitor Center. We look forward to the exciting new amenities you’ll find in our new Visitor Center, which will include a new restaurant, two brand new exhibits with one-of-a-kind cars and never-before-seen artifacts, a lakeview rental space, expanded retail shop and more! Click here for updates on the project. 

For more information on Group Tours or inquiries about the new facilities in our new Visitor Center, contact us here:

grouptours[at]  |  info[at]

Group Tour Options (temporarily unavailable)

As you plan ahead, here is some info and some of our offerings you can consider. 

Group Tours are offered for parties of 10 or more and must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
To help your group make the most of their visit, 2 - 2 1/2 hours should be allowed for the estate tour. Ford House is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Estate Tour (temporarily unavailable)
Our most popular tour, and the best option if your group hasn't yet visited Ford House. The Estate Tour begins with a video that provides an historic overview of the Ford family. Knowledgeable guides will lead your group on a tour of the home to discover its stories and spectacular treasures. A highlighted walk through the grounds features a look at some of the most impressive areas of the 87-acre estate and a visit to some of the outer buildings, such as Josephine's Playhouse, Recreation Building and Gate Lodge / Historic Garage. Our Group Tours department can help put together an agenda for the day that fits with your group's timing.

Behind the Scenes Tours (temporarily unavailable)
When Edsel and Eleanor lived here, a large and loyal staff kept this substantial estate running. Go behind the scenes to see where they lived -- from the home-like North Cottage to the bedrooms and sitting rooms -- and areas where they worked, including parts of the Main Residence basement and third floor.

Holiday Tours, late November through early January (temporarily unavailable)
A season not to be missed! Guests will step back in time to discover the magic of the holidays and hear about the Ford family's traditions and spectacular parties.

Contact us for scheduling and Group Tour rates: grouptours[at], 313-884-4222.


Please pardon potential delays in our response time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.