Estate Hours

Ford House and the Visitor Center are open:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission to the estate on Saturday, Oct. 9, requires a ticket to Harvest Day until 5 p.m. Find details here. The estate will be closed until 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 for Little Goblins.

House + Grounds Pass

Tour the Fords’ Main Residence and explore the 87 acres of lakeside grounds and gardens. The house is open for self-guided tours:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, noon-4 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m.
  • Sundays, noon-4 p.m.

Dates and times may vary depending on special events. Check the calendar here for available dates and times.

Grounds Passes
The grounds and gardens are open for walks:

  • Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-dusk
  • Members-only Mondays, 8 a.m.-dusk

Members show their cards at the gate and do not need to show a ticket. Dates and times may vary depending on special events. Check the calendar here for available dates and times.

The Continental & Speedster

The Continental at Ford House, our lakeside dining option, is open:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Reservations are highly recommended. Call 313-884-4222 for reservations.

The Speedster quick-service dining (no reservation necessary) is open:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holidays and Winter

Ford House is closed on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We are open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The house will be closed for several weeks in January 2022 for conservation care, but the grounds and Visitor Center will be open.

Temporary Closures

Some historic buildings, such as the Garage and South Cottage, are closed at this time. The Power House may close to the public in times of high water levels and flooding.

The Pool, Lagoon and Recreation Building are currently undergoing restorations.

Purchase Your Tickets in Advance

TICKETS

Find tickets for tours, grounds passes, and our wonderful programs. Advance purchase is recommended!