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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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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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Holiday Lights at Edsel and Elanor Ford House

Went with the family during the winter wonderland walk. We toured the house, which was a little difficult with the 2 year old, however my 7 year old enjoyed it. The outside winter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Port Huron, Michigan
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Port Huron, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Went with the family during the winter wonderland walk. We toured the house, which was a little difficult with the 2 year old, however my 7 year old enjoyed it. The outside winter wonderland walk was good for all ages. The lights were entertaining for my little one. Santa's workshop was fun for the kids and so was the kids... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Let me explain my comment about comparing this to the Biltmore. Our tour group was 12 people so our tour was much more intimate with explanation. Yes this is a mansion but obviously the Biltmore is way over the top in opulence. I highly recommend touring tis while its decorated for Christmas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Fabulous venue for all sorts of events. Attended Detroit Symphony Concerts for the last 4 years. The grounds manicured, as are the surroundings. The food was wonderful at the events I attended. Sitting adjacent to Lake St Clair makes it just that much better. Dinner parties, charity events, and even a concours classic auto event makes it a destination spot... More 

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Thank Charles M
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is an incredible home that you are guided thru by qualified staff. Designed by Albert Kahn the 30,000 sq. ft. has spectacular art thanks to Eleanor who was a supporter of the arts and of the Detroit Institute of Art. The hour tour walks you thru the home that at one time was home... More 

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Thank schaefcand
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The house is interesting normally, but visiting at Christmas is a must. Have tea in the tearoom and then join a tour of the house!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Listening to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play along the shores of Lake St. Clair is a great part of summer in Detroit. While enjoying a picnic with friends here the Ford House provides a lovely backdrop for music on the water. These are huge events stretching the capabilities of the Ford House but the army of volunteers make it work... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A treat to be able to walk through the home and grounds of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. It was a step back in time to elegance and the Ford automakers family history. The holiday decorations made it even more of a treat for the eyes and Christmas spirit. A wonderful docent gave us... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Several of us (6) recently attended the holiday tour and tea. It was amazing. The house was decorated beautifully. Our docent was so interesting and knowledgeable. Several of us had been there for a tour before but found new information. The tea was amazing. They just kept bringing delicious food. There were about 7 small courses (usually just one bite... More 

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United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Small tour group which made it easy to hear and ask questions. The mansion was decorated for the Holidays, and the Christmas decorations were beautiful. The home is beautiful, plus Josephine Ford's to-scale play house was also amazing. We dined in the Visitor Center dining room and enjoyed an excellent meal. Plan to spend at least a few hours to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

So you can see how wealth was spent nearly a century ago. Amazing, but understandable from a family whose company is globally iconic. If you know the history of the Henry vs. Edsel Ford relationship, you can be sympathetic to the sheltered compound created by the design genius of the Ford dynasty and the father of Henry the Deuce. Boring... More 

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