Saturday, September 14

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Children age 7 and younger


Embark on an enchanting journey through the world of stories at the Story Festival hosted at Ford House. Story Festival, an early childhood program for children seven and younger, promises a day of wonder and joy, from whimsical tales to thrilling adventures.

Watch your child’s eyes light up as they meet their literary heroes, interact with storytellers, and engage in creative workshops, fostering a lifelong love for literature. The picturesque setting of Ford House adds a magical touch, creating an immersive experience where stories come alive amidst nature’s beauty.

A picture of Jim Gill playing a banjo.And don’t miss the performance by beloved children’s musician and five-time American Library Association award winner Jim Gill.

Let your child’s imagination soar at the Story Festival, an event that promises to spark creativity, curiosity, and a passion for storytelling that will last a lifetime.

This program will be outside, so bring your blankets, wagons, and strollers!


  • Ford House is a National Historic Landmark and 501c3 not-for-profit. Please respect the historic nature of the property, including our grounds and trees.
  • Be prepared to walk from the parking lot to the concert behind Ford House on the shore. Please bring whatever you can carry on your own. You may bring and use hand-pulled wagons and carts.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the grounds during Story Festival.
  • The property will be closed to walkers until 2 p.m. when regular operating hours resume.

Ticketing & Admission Policies

Please read our ticketing & admission policies thoroughly.

Book your lunch or dinner reservation at The Continental


Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience at The Continental at Ford House. Savor exquisite cuisine while overlooking the breathtaking views of Lake St. Clair. This Grosse Pointe Shores gem offers an unforgettable combination of remarkable food and stunning scenery. Reserve your table today!

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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 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.