The Ford House

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

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Trees Go Up to the Ceiling for Holiday Belles!
Posted: November 21, 2018

On our new Holiday Belles House Tour, you will take a look back to the 1960s, when Eleanor Ford hosted special receptions in honor of her granddaughters.

Hear the stories about the festivities that lit up local newspaper society pages, and see her unique twists on holiday décor, including Christmas trees suspended from the Gallery ceiling!

Watch this video below to see how our staff made this bit of holiday magic and whimsy come to life.



Ring in the season with a Holiday Belles House Tour at Ford House!

Tours start Friday, Nov. 23 and run through Jan. 6. Daytime tour tickets are sold first come, first served in our Visitor Center on site. Book your evening tour in advance at

Tours are available noon to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Tickets for evening tours can be purchased in advance online here. Daytime tickets are available onsite, first come, first served, no reservations.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger, and free for Ford House members.


For more information on the tour and the receptions, please visit

Please note: This year, we are shifting our focus to holiday celebrations inside the home. With the construction of our new buildings in full swing, we are currently unable to host a lighted walk event. We hope you enjoy this fun -- and historically accurate -- snapshot of the holidays inside the Ford family home.


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