The Ford House

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

Group Tours

We are very excited to be building a new Visitor Center and administration building at Ford House. During the construction period (Fall 2017 to Summer 2020), our current Visitor Center, including Cotswold Café and event rental spaces, will be closed.

During the construction period, we will have limited availability for Group Tours, but we cannot offer catering at this time.

For more information on photography, group tours, or for inquiries about the new facilities, please contact Donna Buchanan at 313-453-2036 or


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. Group Tours are available Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Ford House is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Estate Tour
Our most popular tour and one that should be taken 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 the Play House, Recreation Building and Gate Lodge Garage. Our group tour sales department can help put together an agenda for the day that fits with your group's timing.

Staff Life on the Estate
Job security and special amenities were bestowed upon the large and loyal staff that kept this substantial estate running. Go behind the scenes to visit where they lived - from the home-like North Cottage to the bed and sitting rooms - and areas where they worked, including parts of the basement and third floor.

Holiday Tour (late November through early January)
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.

To inquiry about availability, please contact our group sales department at or 313-453-2036, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adults (house and grounds) $8.00
Seniors (house and grounds) $7.00
Gardens & Grounds $5.00
Bus Driver (one per bus) Free
*Additional fees may apply for the Staff Life and Holiday Tours