The Ford House

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

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Play House gets new interior paint just in time for the holidays
Posted: November 29, 2018


The Play House at Ford House was recently given some attention by our dedicated team of historical restoration experts. The interior paint of the quaint, kid-sized house was refreshed and returned to original colors following a recent paint analysis by Historic Surfaces LLC.

The interior colors were spruced up just in time for the holidays.

Josephine’s Play House was built in 1930 for Edsel and Eleanor’s daughter Josephine as a 7th birthday gift from her grandmother, Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford. The Play House is proportioned to be child-sized at three-quarters scale, complete with tiny furnishings and decorated with images of nursery rhymes.

Today, the Play House is loved by thousands of visitors, both young and young-at-heart, who enjoy exploring its petite rooms. It also serves as the perfect place for Cookies with Santa, our ever-popular Santa meet and greets.

The Play House will be open for your Holiday Belles House Tour visit with hours from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays this holiday season.


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