ON SALE Date(s):

  • Friends of Ford House tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 7. Learn how to join!
  • Public tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 21.



Saturday, June 22


11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


All ages

About this event:

A black and white photo of Eleanor Ford sitting on an ottoman in front of a fireplace, holding a tea cup.

Celebrate Eleanor Ford’s Birthday in refined splendor at Ford House. Immerse yourself in elegance with an indulgent tea experience and a self-paced exploration of the house.

Experience sophistication at its peak as you delight in a three-tiered service offering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delectable desserts, and an array of teas to enchant your senses. After tea, embark on a journey through the Main Residence, soaking in the rich history and architectural marvels that adorn this iconic estate. Uncover the stories and opulence held within the walls of this historic gem.

Read more about Eleanor Ford.

Due to the nature of this event, we cannot accommodate menu/dietary restrictions or substitutions.

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.


We are thrilled to welcome back The Beaute Loft and The Peacock Room! Both businesses will offer pop-up shopping at the tea. Plus, you’re invited to explore The Shop at Ford House for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!


Seating is sold by table.



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Friends of Ford House

An annual Friends of Ford House membership is a great way to enjoy all that Ford House has to offer! Enjoy discounted tickets, discounts on dining and shopping, pre-sale access, exclusive events, and more.

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.