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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

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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A mansion built by the Model T Ford

We visited this estate recently and came away very impressed. The house is exactly the way Eleanor Ford left it when she died in 1976 except for paintings on the walls that were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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142 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this estate recently and came away very impressed. The house is exactly the way Eleanor Ford left it when she died in 1976 except for paintings on the walls that were donated to the Detroit Insitute of Art. Mrs. Ford left the estate to the State of Michigan and provided a $15 million endowment for maintenance. Built at... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1950's neighborhood kids in Grosse Pointe Woods would in winter skate milkly creek to G.P.Woods park to Lake St Clair and then to lagoon at Edsel Ford estate to play hockey as it was sheltered and little snow to shovel-one time we snuck on the grounds and discovered the small house past the pool-we thought it was the home of... More 

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Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many tourist sites in Europe and yet had never visited this jewel so close to home. It was well worth it! I would recommend this for both locals and tourists. I went with a large group but they split us up to a smaller group of 10 so that there was no problem seeing or hearing anything.... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. Personal, friendly feel. Thank you Eleanor Ford, for allowing the Eastside's best kept secret to exist! Interesting and tasty foods. Formal feel.

Thank jjewelsnm
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour with a friend. It is a quiet, informative, guided tour. We took the basic tour, but there is another tour with more highlights, but I felt that I saw what I went for. You can walk the grounds after the tour. I don't recommend taking young children. It's the perfect tour to take out of town guests.

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Macomb, Michigan
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107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter had gone here on a school field trip last year and wanted to go back. We we were able to get a significant discount through Groupon so decided to take the family on the weekend to check it out. It ended up being a very pleasant afternoon. The grounds are beautiful as you get to explore over 80... More 

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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on this tour as part of a business meeting. I will definitely go back with my family. A true step back in time. The home and grounds are beautiful and the history is rich. We had our meeting and luncheon on the property. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was great. A must see tour.... More 

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible look at how they lived in their home back in the day. The grounds are well kept. An educational experience.

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Fabulous grounds and home on Lake St. Clair. Beautiful place to hear a concert. The restaurant is great too.

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The grounds are well maintained and the tour of the house and the staff quarters are very interesting. Our tour guide made the tour very interesting. During the depression, if you landed a job at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House you were very fortunate indeed. Be warned that there are many stairs and is not accessible. The gardens were... More 

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