Make the most out of your visit to Ford House!

There’s more than one way to experience Ford House. Take your time and discover your own path as you explore the grounds, new Visitor Center, and the Fords’ historic home.

Ford House has amazing views of Lake St. Clair and expansive green spaces, and we want you to enjoy it. Run, play, twirl, or lounge to your heart’s content!

More to Explore


Stroll through our grounds, gardens, and nature areas on these 87 acres. From the circling paths of the rose garden to spotting wildlife on Bird Island, there is so much to explore. 


Check out our three new exhibition spaces, Education Wing, dining and shopping in the Visitor Center.


We have tours, programs and events for all ages, ranging from fitness and mindfulness to STEM and music. Try something new or explore your passions.


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.

The house itself has two floors available for self-guided tours. The second floor is accessed via the main stairwell which offers a large sturdy railing. While there is no elevator to the second floor, video tablets are available which provide a virtual visit for any guest who would like to use them.

If you have accessibility needs or concerns, our staff can work with you on accessible options. Please contact to 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.


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


  • Dog Walks: Ford House members can walk their dogs at any time during our hours of operation. Click here to become a member!
  • Temporary Closures: The Pool and Lagoon, and Recreation Building, are closed.
  • Group Tour Reservations: Coming with a crowd? Click here to see an overview of our offerings.