The Ford House

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

« Return to Newsroom

Interactive Map: Edsel's Transcontinental Road Trip
Posted: July 30, 2020

105 years ago, Edsel and a group of his friends embarked on a summertime transcontinental road trip. They left Dearborn on June 17, 1915 and headed west, arriving in San Francisco on July 25. They went sightseeing, camped and stayed at hotels along the way. Part of our historical collection at Ford House, Edsel’s scrapbook includes an account of the trip, revealing some of their adventures and misadventures along the way.

Our Historic Resources team created this amazing interactive Google Map of the entire trip, with the route, excerpts from the travel log, points of interest and photos! So even if you're stuck at home (or at work), you can experience Edsel's trip from the comfort of your computer. 


« Return to Newsroom