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

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Colorful, crunchy leaves are here!
Posted: October 3, 2014

A look around Ford House
Fall is a beautiful time of year – and there are Bird Walks and beautiful colors to look forward to at Ford House!

Fall colors
Fall Colors are popping up around the Grounds – reaching their peak in late October.

And it’s not just the branches with vibrant hues of yellow, red and orange – it’s also the vines the crawl up the trees and the Boston Ivy on the House. Seeing a 1929 English-styled manor splashed with red and orange leaves is a beautiful sight!

So come, walk the Grounds from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and bring your pooch for our Dog Walks from 8 to 11 a.m. Sundays).

Or take a House Tour and ask for an iTouch at the Information Desk at the Visitor Center for interesting facts about the Grounds after your guided House Tour. House Tours take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Leaf hunts
Pick up a free leaf identification booklet at the Visitor Center and go on an scavenger hunt for leaves found on the Ford House grounds.
With a picture of each leaf and plenty of clues pointing the way, kids of all ages will love playing detective!

Bird Walks
The clear blue skies of Fall are a great backdrop to see the birds that are gathering before migration. In addition, ducks and other water birds that have bred further north and are returning to the area.

Novice and experienced bird watchers are invited to walk amid the grounds of Ford House, where more than 190 species of birds have been sighted.

The next guided Bird Walks are on Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Bird Walks begin at 8 a.m. and last approximately 2 hours. Cost is $7. You can register here.

Participants are encouraged to wear multi-layered clothing and waterproof footwear.

After the walk, the group will gather at the Activities Center for hot drinks and to tally the number of species of birds seen that day.

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