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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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Awesome visit - great tour!

I had the fortune to tour this facility and definitely recommend it to others! The place is amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TroyHuggett
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Battle Creek, Michigan
A peek into another lifestyle

This is a chance to view how the ultra wealthy lived at the turn of the century. You get a close... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2019
katyrwalls
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Middleburg, Florida
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Telling the story of Edsel and Eleanor Ford and their family through their historic home on the shores of Lake St. Clair. We offer tours, programs and special events at this National Historic Landmark. Edsel Ford was the son of Henry Ford, and he...more
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1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-4106
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the fortune to tour this facility and definitely recommend it to others! The place is amazing and the staff is even better - Thanks for a great experience

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TroyHuggett
Reviewed April 5, 2019

This is a chance to view how the ultra wealthy lived at the turn of the century. You get a close look at their personal spaces. Guide is very informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katyrwalls
Reviewed December 27, 2018

This house is stunning. We visited because of Christmastime and that there would be decorations, but the house itself is amazing. We went at dusk and the Christmas lights made the place magical to experience. The grounds are perfection as well. It's a must see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eric T
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional tour for the money. House is beautiful and our tour guide was quite knowledgeable. As s volunteer docent myself in a museum house in Savannah Georgia I appreciated the docents attention to detail and the interesting Ford family anecdotes she interspersed during the presentation....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 168karene
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch a concert. Beautiful venue. DSO performs on the lawn, by the water. Wanted to tour the house but they cancelled the last time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzette2011
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My son and I only saw the exterior grounds because we didn’t have much time. We’ll be back for the interior tour. It was beautiful and the drive along the lakeshore was scenic. A Detroit gem.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank idrbdub
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This historical home is a fascinating glimpse into the life of 20th century American aristocracy. The home and grounds are very well preserved, and the tours are very informative and entertaining. The entire estate is beautiful all year round. I recommend visiting in Winter to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rachel_Marie_Be
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Everything about the tour is first class. All personnel, from the greeter at the coach house, to the bus driver, docents, gift shop, and the lady at the playhouse were all exceptional. They provide a warm welcome and provide a highly interesting and informative commentary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wayne B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We decided to take the behind the scenes tour in addition to the regular tour of the house. A beautiful home set on beautiful grounds. They are so fortunate that the furnishings weren't auctioned off when Eleanor Ford passed away. To see the beautifully decorated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GaijinGeisha
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a beautiful home situated in Lake St. Clair. Edsel and Eleanor Ford built and lived in the home until their deaths—Edsel in 1943 and Eleanor in 1976. We did the premium tour which included most of the rooms on the first floor, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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honestkme
May 1, 2019|
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Response from Eric T | Reviewed this property |
We had a bad experience up there a couple of years ago at a chain hotel. On our trip to Edsel Ford's, we stayed at the Dearborn Inn. It cost a little more, but it was worth it for a place you could trust and was top notch... More
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July 2, 2018|
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No, they do not allow personal vechiles past parking lot.
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August 18, 2017|
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Response from Fallcolours | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the premium tour is a private guided tour, and it is worth going for the premium tour.
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