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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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The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.

Fabulous Assortment of Tours, including Behind the Scenes, Several Garden Tours, Children's Tours, Holiday and More. A Great Place to Visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous Assortment of Tours, including Behind the Scenes, Several Garden Tours, Children's Tours, Holiday and More. A Great Place to Visit.

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Georgetown, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Highly recommended this as a place to visit if in the area. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and did a superb job explaining things about the house and the many artifacts in the house. It is a must see if you want to experience how the rich lived during the early to mid twentieth century.

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Kitchener
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I finally visited this house during my recent visit to Detroit. I was there at 10 and almost missed the 11 o'clock tour. While waiting for the tour I visited the birds island and watched the movie about the history of the house. The guide was very erudite and gave us many interesting explanations. I loved the doll house made... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We never made it inside the house. Upon arriving at 10:00 on a Friday morning we were told tours were booked up until noon. Since my mother is 90 years old and the temperature was equal to that we were' going to wander the grounds for 2 hours. It should be made clear on the website that it is first... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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