The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Admission & Tours

Visitor Center and admissions desk will be open:
  • Tuesday through Saturday,10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Click here for our complete hours.

DINING & SHOPPING 

Our new restaurants -- The Continental at Ford House and The Speedster -- are open and happy to serve you. Reservations are strongly recommended for The Continental and are available here. You may view the menus here:

Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Children's

The Continental is open:

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday (lunch)
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (lunch and dinner)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (brunch)

Don't forget to swing by The Shop. our expanded store for unique items that reflect the Ford House story, its design and its enduring aesthetic.

MASK POLICY
Masks are encouraged but not required for fully vaccinated visitors. Social distancing is required inside all of our buildings, and please wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated.

GROUNDS PASSES

Our grounds are opaen 8 AM-dusk, Tuesday-Sunday. 

Your grounds pass lets you roam through the grounds and gardens of the historic estate. Picnic on the lawn, watch the boats on Lake St. Clair, stroll through the gardens, marvel at the beautiful architecture, and soak in the open spaces and wooded areas.
 
Your ticket gives you access to the Visitor Center, including the three exhibitions, as well as the grounds and gardens. Grounds passes may not be used for photography sessions. If you are interested in setting up a session, click here.
 
Advance purchase is recommended. CLICK HERE to purchase a grounds pass.
 

Grounds admission is $5. Children 5 and under are free. Ford House members are free and do not have to reserve a pass in advance.  

Members only have access on Mondays, 8 AM-dusk.  Click here to become a member!

TOURS

Self-guided house tours are available. Space is limited and advance purchase is recommended. Tours are offered 12-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 12-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 12-4 p.m. Sundays.

CLICK HERE for tickets. Members, please log in first to receive your discount.
 
Tour prices:
Adult: $10
Senior (65+): $8
Child (6–12): $5
Child (0–5): Military & Members Free
Museums for All: $3
 
Tours are offered Tuesdays-Sundays. Click on a date here to see available times. Capacities are limited and tickets are times. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
 
Your tour includes access to the grounds and gardens, new Visitor Center and three exhibitions. You may also grab a bite in our restaurants and shop in our all-new museum store.
 

Check out our new mobile app to tour from home and peek inside the house. Also available on the App Store.

EXHIBITS

Admission also includes our three new exhibitions:

  • "The Ford Family Story" -- gain new insight into one of Detroit’s and America’s iconic families.
  • "Driven by Design" – learn about Edsel Ford’s impact on auto design and see his 1939 Lincoln Continental prototype and two of his Speedsters.
  • "The Future of Movement" – witness the next wave of ingenuity and mobility-forward design from the College for Creative Studies.

If you have questions, email tickets[at]fordhouse.org.

ACCESSIBILITY

Ford House has some paved walkways on the estate that are wheelchair accessible. Some of our garden pathways have uneven ground, pebble paths, and a few stairs. 
 
If you have accessibility needs or concerns, our staff can work with you on accessible options. Please contact Sheila Ruen at sruen[at]fordhouse.org and she will make the arrangements. Accessibility is important to us, and we want everyone to be able to share in the Ford House experience. If you have more questions you can also call us at 313-884-4222.
 

COVID-19 & SAFETY

We hope you will visit the estate, and we are making every effort to keep our visitors and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford House has implemented guidelines and safety procedures in line with current county, state and CDC requirements. 


We ask any visitors who feel unwell, have a fever or other symptoms, to please stay home. We will be happy to exchange your ticket for a different date.

 
  • Ford House does not require masks for fully vaccinated individuals, but we encourage mask wearing indoors. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
  • Everyone should follow social distancing reccomendations and respect each other's space.
  • We have limited our admission capacities to avoid crowding.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been added around the estate.
  • Signage around the estate reminds visitors to practice social distancing and helps answer questions.
  • We have increased our sanitization schedule for all public areas and surfaces.

PUT IT OUT
Tobacco use is not permitted anywhere at Ford House; e-cigarettes are also prohibited.

OTHER DETAILS

Dog Walks

Ford House members can walk their dogs at any time during our hours of operation. Click here to learn more about becoming a Ford House member!

Temporary Closures

  • The Pool and Lagoon, Recreation Building, Power House, Play House and Garage are closed


Group Tour Reservations 
Click here to see an overview of our offerings


 

FAQs

When is the best time to visit Ford House to avoid crowds? We are limiting the admittance, so anytime is safe. But generally, weekdays are quieter than weekends. The estate offers ample outdoor space to maintain a safe distance from others.

Am I required to wear a mask? Masks are encouraged but not required for fully vaccinated individuals. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask, except when eating or drinking. Masks should cover your nose and mouth. 

I bought a ticket but now I don’t feel well or cannot attend. What do I do? Please stay home if you feel unwell or feel unsure. Please contact 313-884-4222 or tickets[at]fordhouse.org with any questions.

I'm a member. Why can't I see member pricing? To use your member discount, you must log in to your account first here

How do I activate my account on the new ticketing system? Set up your account for the first time by clicking "Forgot Password" and follow these instructions:

 


Right to Refuse Service

In order to maintain a high standard of service and safety for visitors and employees, Ford House reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to any visitor.

A visitor may be denied service in circumstances including, but not limited to, the following: violation of any Ford House policy or procedure; misrepresentation of the need for service; threatening or offensive language or behavior; trespassing; physical contact with visitors or employees; unreasonable demands for service.

Any Ford House employee can exercise the right to refuse service to any visitor on these or similar grounds. Visitors in violation of any Ford House policy will be asked by Ford House staff to leave the premises.

Ford House will not discriminate against any visitor or member on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.


 

Support

Ford House is a nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support from organizations like the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.