The Ford House

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

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 At Ford House, there's a story around every corner. A membership is an opportunity to add your own stories to the home and estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford. And your membership helps support our events and educational programs.

CLICK HERE to purchase or renew your membership.


Membership makes a thoughtful gift that creates a year full of memories. To give a gift membership, contact us at membership[at] 

All membership levels include:

  • Free admission for grounds passes and select tours.
  • Member Walk Mondays (extra days to walk the grounds).
  • Bring your dog for walks on the estate.
  • Members-only events throughout the year.
  • Early registration and discounts for select programs and events.
  • 20% discount in our shop, the Continental restaurant and The Speedster quick service dining. (Discount begins when our new Visitor Center opens in the spring. It does not include alcohol sales.)
  • Reciprocity at other American Horticultural Society gardens.

For each level, your Ford House membership includes all of the above, plus the following benefits:

1 adult plus 1 guest

2 adults plus children or grandchildren 18 years and younger

2 adults plus up to 5 guests

2 adults plus up to 5 guests
Reciprocal admission to more than 100 museums

President’s Circle
2 adults plus up to 5 guests.
Reciprocal admission to more than 100 museums
One private, tour-guide-led tour for 10 guests

For questions about membership, please contact Cynthia Sohn via email at membership[at] or 313-884-4222. Memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.




Honor someone you love among the beautiful blooms of the Ford House Tribute Garden. Your tax-deductible contribution helps Ford House create a beautiful and living tribute to honor a special person in your life. 
The 2021 Tribute Garden will now be in a unique and convenient location beside the new Visitor Center. Thoughtfully designed by Ford House’s talented landscape team, the summer garden will be an explosion of color that visitors of all ages will enjoy from summer to late fall.
You may choose to honor someone:
With their name on a sign in the garden ($100).
With a garden plaque and name on a sign in the garden ($250)
Or with their name on a bench on the estate and a sign in the garden ($500+)
Living honorees will receive a card notifying them of the gift made in their honor. A sign recognizing each special person will be installed in the Tribute Garden by mid-June.
Please respond no later than June 1. Feel free to contact Cynthia Sohn with any questions or concerns at csohn[at]