On your visit to Ford House, take time to visit The Ford Family Story inside the Visitor Center.

The permanent exhibition introduces visitors to Edsel and Eleanor Ford, their family, and their beautiful estate.

Learn how they built a home for their family with an homage to the property’s natural environment, the arts, and interior design.

See never-before-seen home movie clips that show the unguarded, intimate side of the warm and loving couple. Archival footage from their honeymoon, from beach excursions, tennis matches, impromptu dance parties, and snowball fights, give a rare glimpse into the private lives of this lively and affectionate family.

An interactive scrapbook of family photos from the Fords’ scrapbooks, news clippings, and personal letters offers a glimpse of the family’s life on the estate and their personal narratives.

A digital drafting table gets you into the creative process used by the Ford family and their architects and designers. You can curate a personal mood board and design a home, interior room, or landscape of your own.

Scroll through the photos below for a sneak peek.

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.