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Ford House is closed on June 19, 2023
In observation of Juneteenth, Ford House will be closed on Monday, June 19. We will re-open on Tuesday, June 20 at our normal hours.
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(Sold Out) Eleanor's Birthday Tea and Tour (11 a.m.)
We apologize, but this event is now sold out. We hope you’ll join us at our other events here!
In celebration of Eleanor’s birthday, we’re throwing a tea party!
Bring your friends and loved ones for an elegant tea service with small bites and sweets in our beautiful Lake Shore Room overlooking Ford Cove and Lake St. Clair. After the tea, shop unique finds with The Peacock Room, stroll through the historic home at your own pace, and enjoy Eleanor’s favorite places on the estate. What to wear? It’s a great excuse to wear your favorite hat or party dress, but you may want to wear shoes comfortable enough to walk the grounds and up and down stairs.
This event is scheduled for June 4 at 11 a.m. If you’d like to register for the 2 p.m. seating, please click HERE.
- Non-members: $70
- Members: $55
About Eleanor Lowthian Clay Ford:
She was born on June 6, 1896. Her father died when she was 12 years old, and she moved with her mother and sister into the art-filled home of her uncle, Joseph L. Hudson, owner of Detroit’s premier department store. She married Edsel Ford in 1916, and they had four children together. She was an avid art collector and philanthropist, and her generosity included leaving this estate to the community upon her death in 1976.