The Ford House

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


Connect the past to the present as you stroll through the gardens, visit Bird Island, or relax along the lake. Bring a friend, take a tour, visit an exhibition, participate in a program, capture a memory through the lens of a camera, find a special gift in the shop, or linger over a meal. 

Nestled on more than 80 acres along Lake St. Clair, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House offers a perfect respite. The changing landscape, designed for all seasons by famed landscape architect Jens Jensen, invites you to walk the same paths as Eleanor and Edsel. 

Your Ford House membership offers a transforming opportunity to capture and re-capture time.

Purchase your Ford House membership online here.

Gift memberships are also available! Just include the name of the recipient for the Membership Card and their address when you make your purchase. Memberships purchased after Dec. 16, 2016, will recieve their membership card and materials in the new year. You will recieve an email confirmation when you order to use as your proof of registration.

All member levels enjoy these basic member benefits for one year

  • Extended hours to walk the grounds, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily.*
  • Dog walks each Sunday, 7-11 a.m.
  • 10% Discount in Cotswold Cafe
  • 10% Discount in Museum Shop 
  • Free admission for general house tours including holiday tours
  • Early registration for select programs and events
  • 20% discount in Cafe and Gift Shop monthly on the 3rd Friday and Saturday
  • Members only promotions and special offers throughout the year
BENEFITS Up to 5 guests Up to 5 guests Up to 3 guests 1 guest Up to 2 adults & 4 children
(under 18)
Up to 2 adults
& 4 children
(under 18)
1 guest Member only
Basic member benefits
(listed above)
Invitations to special gatherings        
Reciprocal admission to over 100 museums        
Additional dog walks Monday-Saturday,
7-10A or 5-7P
15% discount on restaurant and retail purchases          
4 complimentary house tour passes            
Complimentary "$250 Friend" membership to give as a gift            
Lunch or tea with
the President
Private docent-led tour for up to
10 guests



To discover the inspriration of belonging and joining our membership, contact Bernadette Banko via email or 313.884.4222 x142. Memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.