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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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The wife and I went for the afternoon. Got there a little after 11;00 when they opened and took the 11:30 house tour. They shuttle you from the visitor center, where you purchase... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The wife and I went for the afternoon. Got there a little after 11;00 when they opened and took the 11:30 house tour. They shuttle you from the visitor center, where you purchase tour tickets, over to the main house. Tour lasted about an hour. They allow photos as long as no flash, but you have to take them while... More 

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New Port Richey
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I never expected to see such a beautiful mansion. The home is 30,000 sq ft with 60 rooms. I had gone by the Fair Lane-Henry Ford estate which is being renovated and was not impressed with the home so I was apprehensive to go to the Edsel House. The docent takes you for a 1 hour tour and Jill was... More 

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Took the family to Greenfield Village, Ford Museum and the Rouge Factory. Never gave a second thought to visiting Edsel's home until I started doing some research while on our trip. Decided to stop by and take the tour before leaving town. So glad we did. Well worth the time and money. The home and it's furnishings are amazing. Do... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I visited the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on a Sunday afternoon. The tour was around an hour and was guided. Our docent was wonderful and very informative. You also can walk around the grounds, see the Ford daughter's playhouse which was impressive as well as the garage with the "Women Who Motor" display. The property is... More 

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Atlanta
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133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House to see the "Women Who Motor" exhibit. On a previous trip, I had done the tour of the beautiful Ford house and grounds. The entry fee for the exhibit was $5. Housed in the historic garage, the "Women Who Motor", a multi-media show explores the role women have played in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I knew very little about Edsel Ford, this is a fabulous estate and trip through time. The grounds are gorgeous. The house tour is wonderful. Would do the behind the scenes tour if planning today.

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We took a tour of the home while my husbands parents were visiting from out of town, and really enjoyed it. The tour took us back in time and to a place where money was no object. The guide we had could have been a bit more animated and friendly, but I guess it gets boring giving the same speech... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stopped on our way into Detroit for a tour and lunch. Both were amazing! The docents were all so friendly and informative - Such an enjoyable day.

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Pekin, Illinois
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85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We took a premium tour of the house that lasted almost two hours; the tour guide was informative and enthusiastic about the house and the Fords. There are other buildings on the estate to visit including a child size play house. There is a restaurant with good casual food and a gift shop. The gardens are mostly landscaping rather than... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I took my parents here while they were visiting. The house tour was very nice and our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable! After the house tour we walked over to the garage to look at the cars and then went onto walk the rest of the grounds back to the parking area. I highly recommend... More 

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Additional Information about Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Address: 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
Phone Number: 313 884 4222
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grosse Pointe Shores
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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