Step into the timeless elegance of Ford House for an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Ford family amidst the stunning architecture, lush gardens, and scenic lakefront views. Explore the captivating history and cultural heritage of this historic estate through guided tours, engaging exhibits, and vibrant events. With its rich legacy and captivating ambiance, visiting Ford House offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era of American excellence and grace.

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A graphical map of the Ford House grounds.

Don’t Miss …

When you visit Ford House, don’t miss these spots:

    • Josephine’s Playhouse is a charming kid-sized house. A gift from grandmother Clara Ford for Josephine’s 7th birthday.
    • The Gate Lodge includes the entrance arch, the garage, and three residences where some of the Fords’ staff lived.
  • The Bronze Sculptures are built to scale, using photographs and clothing from the Fords as references. See how you measure up and stop for a selfie.
  • The Power House is open to visitors whenever water levels make it possible. Electricity and hot water for the estate were generated here.

Stop & Smell the Roses

Stroll through our grounds, gardens, and nature areas on these 87 acres.

  • The Formal Garden is quiet and tucked away, featuring a reflecting pool.
  • The circling paths of the Rose Garden feature 800+ rose plants, at peak in June and September. Roses were Eleanor’s favorite flower!
  • Flower Lane is the spot for seasonal blooms.
  • Bird Island is a wildlife sanctuary. Cross the bridge and enjoy a walk in the woods and lake views, and possibly spot some wildlife in Ford Cove.


Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236.

Please enter through the arched Main Gate. Our friendly staff will direct you upon arrival. The exit is through our North Gate. On some occasions, the Main Gate will be closed, and guests will be redirected to the North Gate.

Parking is free and available in our Visitor Lot. Visitors may walk or take a shuttle to and from the house and grounds. Note the shuttles are not in operation during our holiday walking experience.

From I-94 East

Exit at the Vernier/8 Mile exit and turn right. Follow Vernier until it ends at Lake Shore Road. Turn left and continue approximately one mile. Ford House is on the right. Enter the arched Main Gate.

From I-94 West

Exit at the 9 Mile exit and turn left. Follow 9 Mile until it ends at Jefferson. Turn right on Jefferson Ave. (which becomes Lake Shore Rd.) and continue approximately one mile. Ford House is on the left. Enter the arched Main Gate.

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.