Estate Hours

The Visitor Center is open:

  • Tuesday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sundays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Tour hours will change seasonally.

House Tours + Grounds Pass

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

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Nooks and Crannies Tours are also available. Please see the calendar for dates and times.

Holiday House Tours are self-guided and begin Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, and run through January 9, 2022. They include a grounds pass and are offered Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hours 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.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 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.

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

TICKETS

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