School tours are a perfect way to introduce students to the history of Ford House while also inspiring them to think about the future.

Embark on an educational odyssey with Ford House’s captivating school tours, meticulously designed to inspire learners from PreK to college. Explore a tapestry of history, innovation, and legacy across diverse lengths and focused themes tailored to each grade level.

Delve into the enchanting world of Eleanor and Edsel Ford’s visionary spirit, where every artifact and story unveils a profound narrative waiting to be discovered. Engage in immersive experiences that ignite curiosity, foster critical thinking, and leave an indelible mark on young minds. Elevate your educational journey with Ford House’s exceptional school tours—a gateway to timeless wisdom and boundless exploration.


Available School Tours

Grades PreK-12

$7 per student and adult chaperone | Free for teachers
We are now offering a 60-minute guided experience for K-2 and a 90-minute guided experience for 3-12. Bring your classroom for a grade-appropriate experience developed around state content standards. Students will engage in discussion, play, and critical thinking in a learner-centered environment. Reinforce learning with a hands-on project or sensory station.

Camps & Homeschools

$7 per student and adult chaperone | Free for teachers
Bring your students for a grade-appropriate experience. School group tours are developed around state content standards in science, art, or history. Students will engage in critical thinking, discussion, and play, in a learner-centered environment. Learning will be reinforced with a hands-on project or activity. Programs are 90-120 minutes depending on age and topic.


$7 per scout and adult | Free for troop leaders
Earn a badge while exploring the main residence, grounds, or exhibit spaces. Reinforce learning with a hands-on project.


$10 per student | Free for faculty
Explore historical and contemporary issues. Facilitated conversations and experiential learning opportunities await.

School Tour Information

All groups should allow for a minimum of 90 minutes for their visit to accommodate for arrival, orientation, bathroom breaks, travel on the estate, and departure. Tardiness may impact tour plan. Arrival more than 30 minutes late may result in cancellation. Please email or call 313-884-4222 to schedule a visit with at least 3 weeks' notice.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund and helping us fulfill our educational mission and making Ford House more accessible to our community.

About Ford House

Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. 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. Learn more below.