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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
313 884 4222
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is a beautiful, remarkable home. It was interesting to see both forward-thinking amenities (master bath, each bedroom has it's own bath) as well as period things (the refrigerators). The grounds are beautiful as well.

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The behind the scenes tour is only offered a few times a year and sells out quick. But it's incredible so if you get the chance, take it. Not only do you get to see how and where the staff lived and worked, you get personal stories about the staff's relationship with the Ford. Mrs. Ford was exceptionally close to... More

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London, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I and two friends visited the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House not knowing exactly what to expect, particularly how long the visit would take. The site was much larger than we thought - a large estate - but above all the Ford home was exquisitely decorated in the original style that Mr. and Mrs. Ford arranged. To... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did not originally plan on touring the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on our recent trip to Detroit, but I am so glad that we did. We got there when they opened at 10am and took the first tour. There were only 4 on our tour, and it was so nice to have a non-crowded look at such an... More

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Waco, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

All 30,000 sq feet is wonderful. What a beautiful example of European art decor and 1930's construction. The furniture, rugs & original painting were unbelievable. Tour guides are well-informed, courteous and polite. We could have spent a full day touring if allowed.

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Augusta, GA
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201 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This home pretty much looks the same as it did when Eleanor Ford passed away. It sits on many acres overlooking a beautiful, and has its own man made island and inlet. There is a large outdoor pool and a sculptured rose garden. The downstairs is fairly old world and stately, but the upstairs actually looks like people lived there.... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a lovely spot on the water and the grounds are gorgeous! Bird watching is excellent here. The house tours are very interesting. The nice thing is that this place is easily accessible and does not have to take all dy to enjoy.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a lovely, peaceful way to spend an afternoon. We started with lunch on the outside patio, we split a Monte Crisco. I thought it was a bit dry, but the lemon bars at dessert were a great treat! Next time I would try the chicken pot pie which seemed to be what the majority of patrons were ordering.... More

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Atlanta
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was the last of the three grand houses I toured on my trip to Detroit. The other two being Cranbrook House and Meadow Brook Hall. The house was designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn for Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford and his wife Eleanor. It's also where the Ford's lived year round with their four children.... More

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Venice, FL
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172 reviews 172 reviews
56 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were very lucky to have a wonderful guide that could tell us so much about the house and family. The was a wonderful peaceful feel about the grounds and while this is a very fine home, it definitely has a sense of family and practicality about it. It feels very lived in and has a sense of family that... More

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