Tuesdays through Sundays, February 1 through March 31


10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

About this event:

Step into history with our exclusive Making It Work Guided Tour at Ford House! Delve into the lives of more than 35 dedicated employees who powered the thriving Ford estate. Begin your journey at our state-of-the-art exhibition in our Visitor Center, immersing yourself in the stories that brought the estate to life. Leaving the Visitor Center, you’ll travel to the Garage to experience Driven by Design+ and then on to the Main Residence, where you’ll unravel the secrets of the staff wing. This 50-minute adventure promises a firsthand glimpse into the bustling energy that powered Ford House and made it a home.

This tour involves navigating stairs and isn’t suitable for individuals with mobility constraints. With limited tickets available, secure your spot by registering in advance to ensure you don’t miss this unique exploration of history in action. Join us and uncover the remarkable tales behind the scenes at Ford House.


Museums for All and Military Visitors must purchase their tickets at the Admission Desk in our Visitor Center. A valid ID is required. To place tickets on hold, please call us at 313-884-4222.

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Joining has its perks!

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, pre-sale access, exclusive events, and more.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Philanthropy 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.