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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Address: 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
Phone Number: 313 884 4222
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: Surrounded by 87 acres of scenic lakeside grounds, the former private residence of Edsel Ford (son...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Surrounded by 87 acres of scenic lakeside grounds, the former private residence of Edsel Ford (son of Henry Ford) was built in the English style of the 1920s.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a very nice tour of the Ford House and property, the guides are very nice and knowledgeable. The house has all of the old furnishings, fabulous woodwork and plaster ceilings. They decorate for the Holiday season both inside and out. There were three pristine old cars in the garage (1914 Ford, 1940's Lincoln Town Car, and a 1965... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. I brought my parents here from out of town and we all loved it. Our tour guide was great, she was so detailed and gave excellent info so much that I could picture those days. It didn't hurt that it was a beautiful fall day!

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columbus oh
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great tour. Not real hard to find..ample parking. $12 admission for adults. Allows you to tour the house and the grounds. Shuttle bus from visitors center. We walked it--about a scenic 8-10 minute walk(flat land). Docent was great--tour was about 50 minutes. Just the amount of right time. House if magnificent and one a kind. To get upstairs there are... More 

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Murray, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Having grown up only three blocks from the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, I may be a bit partial to this attraction. As a boy we used to take our boat to "Fords Cove" which was the private cove that was part of the Ford Estate. The house and its grounds have always been maintained impeccably when the the widow... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I loved the ford house because you can explore the grounds at your own pace. We have a very knowledgeable tour guide and it was just a beautiful piece of well-kept history.

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Everett, Washington
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139 reviews 139 reviews
41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The architecture in and out is wonderful and a surprisingly nice mixture of European medieval influence and American art deco. The tour guide was great and walking the outside grounds was fun too. Some real history here.

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've visited Edsel and Eleanore beautiful home several times, and have enjoyed my visit every time. What a blessing to have this home available to tour with all the original furninshings, thanks to Eleanore's generosity. I've been on the tour several times and learn something new each time! Elenore was a great supporter of the arts and believed in sharing... More 

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Boynton Beach, FL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I visited the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate a couple of weeks ago and it was like a step back into the Golden Age of Detroit. The Fords traveled to England with the architect Albert Kahn for the concept's ideas, where they were attracted to the vernacular architecture of the Cotswolds. They asked Kahn to design a... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
129 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A home of the supper rich. Right on the Lake with room for your yacht. All kinds of art. Beautiful grounds. The tour was great. It was interesting to see the "modern rooms " upstairs. The tour was great. They have a large swimming pool and a pool house. The garage has 3 cars and an exhibit about women drivers.... More 

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Locust Grove, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Edsel and Eleanor ford Estate north of Detroit in Grosse Point Shores, MI, is a huge complex on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Edsel, Henry Ford's son and longtime head of the Ford Motor Company, and his wife Eleanor built this lovely home and its adjacent outbuildings in the manner of an English Cotswold manor. The main house... More 

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