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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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Address: 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
Phone Number: 313 884 4222
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Surrounded by 87 acres of scenic lakeside grounds, the former private...
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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Do not miss this tour!

If you love touring historic homes this shouldn't be missed. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us all through the house and grounds. I would love to tour this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Martinsburg WV
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Martinsburg WV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you love touring historic homes this shouldn't be missed. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us all through the house and grounds. I would love to tour this again, worth the admission price! **I toured December of 2013, Trip Advisor won't let me select the actual date so... sorry about that.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This grand mansion on the lake was built for Edsel and Eleanor Ford and their four children and renovated several times over the years. So the original rooms are grand and baronial with several modern rooms for the children and then French provincial redecorating done by Eleanor after Edsel's death. The Studio and Carriage House have interesting exhibitions. And the... More 

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Detroit, MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took the 4pm tour on a Sunday afternoon, which was the last tour of the day. As luck we have it, we were the only 2 and had a private tour (approx. 50 minutes) which as we understand it, is very unusual. Timing is everything. The luxurious shuttle is a Ford of course. The shuttle takes... More 

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Utica, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed a regular tour and a "behind the scenes tour." It was outstanding! Our docent (like most of them) had a great sense of humor and was great at telling stories. We look forward to taking more tours at the Edsel Ford House.

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grosse pointe michigan usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and atmosphere at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is top notch. The menu is varied with fresh and local foods being offered; the atmosphere is quiet (but not too quiet) and the service friendly. It is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch or dinner.

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Livonia, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband, daughter and I went to the Edsel Ford house on a cold Sunday afternoon. First you check in at the visitor center and then a shuttle bus takes you to the main house. We only had 7 in our group, so it was a nice small group. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the house and history... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Whatever your event, the Ford House is marvelous! We used to take the kids on their "Halloween Walk", which was very cool! What an amazing place- hard to believe a place like this exists, much less that it's available for rent!

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Vicksburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited dec. 23 and I think everyone should go and learn about a great big piece of detroits history. It was a great tour of the grounds and the house.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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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