Our Visitor Center includes galleries dedicated to telling the story of the Ford Family, as well as rotating exhibitions. All are included with your visit to Ford House, whether for an event, dinner, grounds walk, tour or whatever brings you to the estate.

Uncover captivating stories and immerse yourself in cultural wonders with our free exhibitions at Ford House! Delight in the richness of history and artistry showcased within our walls, offering a glimpse into the legacy of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford family. From thought-provoking displays to intricate collections, experience a tapestry of creativity and heritage. Join us to explore these enriching exhibitions and indulge in a world of inspiration—completely free of charge.

Current Exhibitions

The Ford Family Story

A permanent exhibit, "The Ford Family Story" introduces visitors to Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s family and the estate, demonstrating how they built a home for their family with an homage to the property’s natural environment, the arts, and interior design.

Making It Work

Making It Work, chronicling the lives and labors of the staff that made Ford House a home. Guests will learn about the various staff, their families, and how their work on the estate impacted their lives. This exhibition is located in the Gaukler Pointe Gallery inside the Visitor Center and is open to the public without admission.

Driven by Design+

Located in the Gate Lodge garage, "Driven by Design+" features five rare vehicles – the world's only 1939 Lincoln Continental prototype, the 1932 Ford Model 18 Speedster, the 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster, the 1934 Brewster town car, and Eleanor Ford's custom 1952 Lincoln Town Car Limousine. It tells the story of Edsel Ford's unique contributions that elevated the Ford Motor Company brand and positioned the automaker as a fierce competitor in its industry.

Teague Community Gallery

Our Teague Gallery is always filled with exciting and innovative exhibitions. Step inside and take a look at what's new!

Charlotte Ford and the Ford Look

As the daughter of Henry Ford II, Charlotte grew up in the public eye. Her mother, Anne McDonnell Ford, had long been interested in fashion – she was declared best dressed in the 1950s. It was only natural that Charlotte, too, developed an elegant sense of style.

Exhibitions Map

Finding the exhibitions you want to explore is easy! Click below for an estate map indicating where each is located.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund and helping us fulfill our educational mission and making Ford House more accessible to our community.

About Ford House

Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. Visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit. Learn more below.