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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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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 house gives a peek at how the Fords lived and entertained.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Pippa13
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Pekin, Illinois
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pekin, Illinois
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232 reviews 232 reviews
85 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Martinsburg WV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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