Estate Hours

The Visitor Center is open on the following days:

  • Tuesday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tour hours will change seasonally.


Ford House is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We are open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

House Tours + Grounds Pass

Tour the Fords’ Main Residence and explore the 87 acres of lakeside grounds and gardens. Want to tour at your own pace? Self-guided house-tour passes are available Tuesday-Sundays, noon – 4 p.m. 

Prefer a guided experience or want to learn more? Try one of our specialty tours, including Nooks and Crannies and 20 Rooms/20 Objects tours. Find dates, times, and purchase tickets here.

Hours may vary to accommodate special events. Check the calendar here for available tour 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. Members may also walk their dogs. Click here to become a member.

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

Temporary Closures

Some historic buildings, such as the Garage and South Cottage, are closed at this time. The Power House may be closed 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


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