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Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, his wife Eleanor. The estate is located on a sprawling estate with beautiful grounds and gardens on the shore of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, north of Detroit.
The estate was their home, where the couple raised their children — Henry II, Benson, Josephine, and William Clay
— entertained friends, and enjoyed hobbies. When Eleanor passed, she opened the estate to the public.
Now a National Historic Landmark, visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit.
The estate includes the historic residence and outbuildings, 87 acres of ground and gardens, as well as a new Visitor Center with exhibits, dining, shopping, and special event spaces. Ford House is open year-round for grounds walks, tours, educational programs, special events, private rentals, dining, shopping, and more.
Whatever you choose, there’s a path for you here and a story behind every corner.
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