The Ford House

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

Tips for an Enjoyable Visit


Please be sure to adhere to these guidelines to keep all who visit Ford House safe and healthy.


Take Precautions For the safety of visitors and staff, please carry a face mask and wear it if interacting with anyone outside your household. Masks must cover your nose and mouth.

Keep Your Distance Please keep a safe distance of 6 ft. between you and visitors (outside your household) when walking the grounds. 

Explore & Discover Take your time and discover your own path as you explore the grounds. Take a stroll through the gardens or walk through the grass. We want you to run, play or twirl to your heart’s content! 

Have a Picnic You’re welcome to enjoy a sip and snack or a picnic on our grounds. Please be sure to dispose of all trash in a receptacle. 

Snap & Share You’re invited to take pictures on the grounds. However, for the safety of our visitors and the historic buildings, we do not permit drones. Don’t forget to share your images on social media with the hashtag #FordHouse. Tag us on Instagram and Facebook @eefordhouse.

Put It Out Tobacco use is not permitted anywhere on the estate; e-cigarettes are also prohibited.

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If you have any questions about accessibility at Ford House, please call us at 313-884-4222 or email info[at]


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 an 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.