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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: 313 884 4222
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Moscow, Idaho
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Moscow, Idaho
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Ontario,with a short drive after crossing the border you drive along Lake Shore Rd,seeing beautiful views of Lake St Clair and beautiful homes. When you enter the Ford estate there is ample parking near the coach house,where the cafe is located. The cafe is in a atrium setting,with a lovely choices of food. There is a very... More 

1 Thank Barb V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by and for Edsel Ford and his family. Edsel is the son of Henry Ford. The story I heard Henry Ford bought the waterfront property along with additional property across the road for himself then later decided he wanted or needed to be closer to the factory. The estate consist of about sixty waterfront acres on Lake St. Claire... More 

2 Thank Andrew S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the house and grounds tour. Wonderful to see a historical site that illustrates Detroit's heyday and the prosperity that was once enjoyed there. The lake views are also a rare treat since little of the shoreline is open or accessible to the public. The house is a fascinating mix of traditional English and 1930's American modern. When you... More 

Thank Anne W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This beautiful place with knowledgeable and friendly staff You may visit the park free of charge and it is quite a big park with a rose garden and a view behind the scenes of the rich and famous But when you take a tour ( it cost money ) the quides make it so so exciting and the almost make... More 

Thank Susanne S
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The tour of the home and grounds is impressive. However, the wonderful special events make this a destination for many times, not just a one time "walk-through". They host creative events for both adults and children. We look forward to each interesting and unusual experience.

Thank Carolyn L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A tour of the Edsel and Elanore Ford house is more than seeing a stunning location, 100 acres along Lake St. Claie Michigan, it's a trip back in time to an elegant way of life. Full tours with experienced docents brings it all to life. Over 60 rooms in the main house to explore as well as other sites on... More 

Thank Phil & Ann M
Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The home and the land surrounding it were beautiful to visit. The general house tour showed much of the home and who the family was/how they lived, it didn't cost too much either. There were lots of outdoor walking paths that went from building to building, a couple of which had exhibits inside. We even found a bench on which... More 

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