Education programs at Ford House offer immersive experiences for all learners to explore universal themes of family, community, and culture.

Ford House presents a diverse range of education programs that foster lifelong learning. Explore the arts and sciences while finding inspiration among the breathtaking grounds and family stories that make this estate a unique, historic setting. Learners of all ages can participate in engaging tours, workshops, and hands-on activities that encourage discussion, critical thinking, and creativity. From specialized programs for school groups to public lectures and classes for adults, education programs at Ford House cater to a wide range of interests and learning styles.

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Education Programs

All groups outlined below should plan for approximately 90 minutes per visit (unless a K-2 school group). A minimum of 10 learners is required. Please email or call 313-884-4222 to schedule a visit with at least 3 weeks’ notice.

Education Group Tours

Grades PreK-12

$7 per student and adult chaperone | Free for teachers
We are now offering a 60-minute guided experience for K-2 and a 90-minute guided experience for 3-12. Bring your classroom for a grade-appropriate experience developed around state content standards. Students will engage in discussion, play, and critical thinking in a learner-centered environment. Reinforce learning with a hands-on project or sensory station.

Camps & Homeschools

$7 per youth and adult
After-school, summer camp, daycare, and homeschool groups can explore the main residence, grounds, or exhibit spaces. Reinforce learning with a hands-on project.


$7 per scout and adult | Free for troop leaders
Earn a badge while exploring the main residence, grounds, or exhibit spaces. Reinforce learning with a hands-on project.


$10 per student | Free for faculty
Explore historical and contemporary issues through facilitated conversations and experiential learning opportunities.