The Ford House

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

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Connect the past to the present as you stroll through the gardens, take a tour, visit Bird Island, or relax along the lake. A membership to Ford House is an opportunity to build your own memories at the estate.

Gift memberships are also available! Just include the name of the recipient for the Membership Card and their address when you make your purchase. 

Click here to purchase or renew your membership.

All member levels enjoy these basic member benefits for one year:

  • Extended hours to walk the grounds, 7 a.m.-dusk, daily.
  • Dog walks each Sunday, 7-11 a.m.
  • 10% Discount in the Museum Shop 
  • Free admission for general house tours including holiday tours
  • Early registration for select programs and events
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop monthly on the 3rd Friday and Saturday
  • Members-only promotions and special offers throughout the year
  • Reciprocity at other American Horticultural Society gardens, as detailed here.
  • Discounts at these local restaurants when you show your card:



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 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 inspiration of belonging and joining our membership, contact Cynthia Sohn via email at or 313-884-4222. Memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.