The Ford House

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

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Ford House is a house full of stories. A membership is an opportunity to add your own stories to the home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford. 


Click here to purchase or renew your membership.


We are excited to have our members back on site and to be able to share the estate with you. Before you return, we want you to know there are a few important changes – including our schedule, check-in process, and ticketing.
All visitors, including members, must register online for a timed ticket to the estate. To use your member discount, you must log in to your account first here.

Member tickets are still free, but pre-registration is required. There will be no on-site ticket sales.

We have a new system for purchasing tickets, memberships, and reservations. Click here to get started. The first time you access it, you must set your password by clicking on "FORGOT PASSWORD".  You will be prompted to check your email to create your password.

Once logged in, you will see a calendar. You can reserve a grounds pass or register for an event by clicking on the calendar box for the date you would like to visit.

You will need to log in each time you want to visit or purchase a ticket, or else you will not be able to reserve a Member grounds pass or access member pricing.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at and someone will help you!

Enter the North Gate (construction entrance).

Please show your ticket from a printout or your phone. Everyone must have a ticket and a mask to enter. You do not have to wear the mask at all times, but you must carry it with you in case you need to interact with other guests or our staff.

Dog walks for members are permitted at all times within our current hours of operation

There are altered hours of operation, entry procedures, visitors requirements, and advanced safety and cleaning protocols. Click here to get all the info you'll need.

Membership Benefits

All membership levels include:

  • Free admission for general tours and grounds passes.
  • Extended hours to walk the grounds, including dog walks. (Hours may vary, due to COVID-19 pandemic response.)
  • Members-only events throughout the year.
  • Early registration and discounts for select programs and events.
  • 10% off in the museum shop; plus 20% off the 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month.
  • Reciprocity at other American Horticultural Society gardens. 

Please note, your membership card delivery may be delayed at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will receive more information in your email confirmation. 

Membership Levels

Your Ford House membership includes all of the above, plus the following benefits:

Free general tours and grounds passes for one adult plus one guest

Free general tours and grounds passes for two adults plus children or grandchildren, 18 years and younger

Free general tours and grounds passes for one adult plus up to five guests
A complimentary Ford House tote bag

Free general tours and grounds passes for one adult plus up to five guests
Complimentary Ford House tote bag
Reciprocal admission to more than 100 museums

President’s Circle
Free general tours and grounds passes for one adult plus up to five guests.
Complimentary Ford House tote bag
Reciprocal admission to more than 100 museums
One private, docent-led tour for 10 guests

For questions about membership, please contact Cynthia Sohn via email at csohn[at] or 313-884-4222. Memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.