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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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Address: 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-4106
Phone Number: +1 313-884-4222
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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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Winter wonderland walk

Just took the winter wonderland tour of the house and grounds. Absolutley breathtaking. The house is all decorated for the holidays and the grounds are done with millions of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Warren, Michigan
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Warren, Michigan
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just took the winter wonderland tour of the house and grounds. Absolutley breathtaking. The house is all decorated for the holidays and the grounds are done with millions of lights. Theres 5 or 6 firepits outside to keep you warm. Santa and Mrs Claus are in the carriage house, visits are free and unrushed.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WE spent a few hours there and could have spent even more. The grounds are beautiful, and there are bird watching possibilities looking over at the peninsula. Great docents and lots of interesting stories. Paneling and carving from 12th through 18th century Castles (mostly British ) The technology is 1950's esp. in the kitchen. Lots of pictures and artwork. Architecture... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the indoor tour of the house and outdoor tour of the christmas lights at night time. Wow lots of land to see. Love visiting historical homes. I should have brought a selfie stick as we asked a volunteer to take our picture and he said no. Had a great time but the only downside is if you don't have... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is a must do for anyone who loves not only Detroit and Ford history but also American history. There are so many beautiful stories and memories captured in those walls and not to mention the grounds are just magnificent no matter what time of the year you visit. I also want to say thank... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A lovely reminder of Detroit's golden age, and the extraordinary wealth of the auto magnates during the middle 20th Century. The estate and grounds are gorgeous, very well preserved and maintained, and the docents there are very knowledgeable about the history and events that occurred there. One can almost imagine Daisy and Gatsby strolling the grounds after a gala evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Fabulous home and grounds. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the estate and had a surprise visit on our tour by Edsel Ford II. Would recommend spending an afternoon there. We arrived late afternoon and did not have enough time to relax and enjoy the property. Had to rush through things, but still was very enjoyable. The wedding gown exhibit is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Fabulous house and grounds - a peek into how the "other side" lived in the day. Very interesting guided tour included. Not be be missed! Follow up with lunch at "Mikes on the water" for a perfect day!

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I had lived in Detroit in early 2000s and my family and I would pass this on our scenic drives away from the city. While visiting family in St. Louis,MI, I was able to get them to go check out Edsel & Eleanor Ford House with me. There is a nice area for picnics and the tour was epic. The... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Go here every chance I can, the history and architecture of the house is amazing and to simply walk the grounds is impressive.

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Being a local, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate is something that I've passed hundreds of times, but rarely have visited. Visiting the property is worth the time if you are interested in history of the Ford family, and have the time to take a tour of the expansive house and the grounds, situated on an ideal plot of land... More 

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