The Ford House

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


The area of the Swimming Pool and the Lagoon offers a quiet, woodsy feeling. The shape of the Swimming Pool, located in the middle of two birch woods, was meant to resemble a natural, free form, spring-fed pool one might come upon in Michigan's northern woods. Jensen's rock garden also serves as a privacy screen from neighboring property and the waterfall allowed the swimming pool water to overflow into the Lagoon. In late April and May, this area is a showplace for wildflowers.

The Lagoon was originally open to Lake St. Clair and was used by the Ford family for a boat landing. For privacy and security it was closed and now serves as a storm water catch basin.

The Swimming Pool and Lagoon are temporarily closed as they undergoes historical restoration.