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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
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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Lovely experience, worth the time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anne W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Vanessa C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive along Lake Shore, to reach the historic estate of Henry Ford's only son, is a beautiful one. A tour of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, is an opportunity to see how one of the prominent auto barons and his family lived. A few different tours are available, which involve access to different rooms in the house. The... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction was reasonably priced and everything about it was professional. The guided tour was excellent and the house really fascinating. Grounds were worth walking around - you must not miss the okay house built for Josephine Ford.

Thank Jane K
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I was not sure what to expect, but since we were in the area, we decided to knock out as many tourist traps as possible while there, this made the list. Unfortunately you could not take any pictures, and they seemed very overprotective of you leaning on or touching anything with some woman watching you like a hawk. But the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A beautiful home in a pretty setting - guided tour was very informative regarding architecture, furnishings, history and personal tidbits about the family. Physically easy - shuttle will take you from garage to house/parking lot if you tire out after walking the grounds. Must be gorgeous in the fall when the leaves are changing.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Every part of this property is elegant and beautiful. Edsel and Eleanor Ford built a beautiful home, with so many neat elaborate pieces along with some very modern characteristics for the time. I was very impressed how everything was kept up and how many original pieces were in the home. The stuff was quite unfriendly during the tour and often... More 

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