The Ford House

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

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At Ford House, there's a story around every corner. A membership is an opportunity to add your own stories to the home and estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford. 


Click here to purchase or renew your membership.


We are excited to see you back on-site and to be able to share the estate with you. Before you return to visit the grounds, we want you to know there are a few important changes – including our schedule, check-in process, and ticketing. Please read further down the page for more info.

Membership Benefits

All membership levels include:

  • Free admission for grounds passes and select tours. 
  • Member Walk Mondays (extra days to walk the grounds).
  • Bring your dog for walks on the estate. (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. (Stay tuned for information on the Shop reopening.)
  • 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 outdoor tours* 
Grounds passes for 1 adult plus 1 guest

Free outdoor tours*

Grounds passes for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 18 years and younger

Free outdoor tours* 

Grounds passes for 1 adult plus up to 5 guests


Free outdoor tours*

Grounds passes for one adult plus up to 5 guests
Reciprocal admission to more than 100 museums 

President’s Circle
Free outdoor tours* 

Grounds passes for 1 adult plus up to 5 guests.
Reciprocal admission to more than 100 museums
One private, tour-guide-led tour for 10 guests

* General Tours (inside the Main Residence) are temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please enjoy our outdoor guided tour offerings. You can also tour using our new mobile app


ATTENTION: NEW! Member tickets are still free, but you will need to schedule grounds passes and check in at the Gate with our new ticketing system. (No onsite tickets are available.) To use your member discount, you must log in to your account first here.



If it's your first time logging in, START HERE

Set your password by clicking on "Forgot Password". (We know you didn't really forget it.)


  You will be prompted to check your email inbox for an email from Ford House asking you to change/create your password. Follow the directions to create your new password.

When you log in with your new password, you will see a calendar. Reserve your walk or register for an event by clicking on the calendar box for the date/event you would like to visit.

Enjoy all that Ford House has to offer with a quick click from your computer, phone or tablet. Any time you want to visit or purchase a ticket, you can log in with your email and the password you created. 


Questions? Email us at info[at] We are here to help you!



Enter the Main Gate.

Please show your printed ticket or your digital ticket on your smartphone.

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 during hours of operation

Our hours, entry procedures, visitor requirements, and advanced safety and cleaning protocols are subject to change. Click here to get all the info you'll need before you visit.


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