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 late 2020), our former restaurant Cotswold Café and the indoor event rental spaces are closed. The temporary Visitor Center is located inside the historic garage with nearby parking.

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

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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 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 the Play House, Recreation Building and Gate Lodge 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
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 bed and sitting rooms -- and areas where they worked, including parts of the Main House basement and third floor.

Holiday Tours (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.

Contact us for scheduling and Group Tour rates:, 313-884-4222.