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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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Well done tour

I'm not completely into history or the Ford family, but my husband is which is why I went. The tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
melissabubash
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Beautiful home and grounds to visit

We enjoyed visiting the house and grounds on a beautiful summer day. The tour was excellent. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
readingteach627
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Livonia, Michigan
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-4106
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not completely into history or the Ford family, but my husband is which is why I went. The tour of the home is well done and interesting. The grounds are very pretty. There are some great pieces of art inside the home. Currently the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank melissabubash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the house and grounds on a beautiful summer day. The tour was excellent. We bought tickets when we arrived and had to wait a bit for our assigned time. If you are on a time crunch I would suggest trying to make...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

Beautiful buildings, excellent architecture, extraordinary art deco, fabulous grounds, friendly staff.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Added this tour to our vacation to do list. Thought it would be fun to tour since we toured Meadow Brook in Rochester Michigan. Edsel Ford house tour only lasted one hour to go through a 33,000 square foot house. Our guide did a good...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

The grounds were beautiful even with the water flies. The staff were extremely helpful. The house was a home. The personal rooms were quaint and well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

Enjoyed several trips to this wonderful exhibit. The Ford House in Grosse Pointe is a great location to go and to take visitors. We enjoy every season with many special events.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

This house was high on my list when visiting Detroit, but I’d been warned Tours could sell out. I lucked out as there were all of two of us this morning for the Premium House Tour, and we had the most wonderful docent, Jill. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

When I first drove to the entrance the gatekeeper had a friendly, leisurely conversation with the policeman in front of me - so long and leisurely that I wondered if I'd driven in a wrong entrance. On entering the house I started to take a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

I recently visited Detroit for the first time. My tour of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House was one of the major highlights of my trip. Our tour guide was excellent. She gave us an inside look at the Ford family. The home is jam...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

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
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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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rivers682018
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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