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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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Can't Miss Experience at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

You will think you've traveled back in time as you enter the EEFH grounds ... and you have. The... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
MikeT53
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Beautiful Tour

We loved the tour of the Edsel and Elenor Ford house. What a beautiful house and grounds. Amazing... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Amy M
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Rochester Hills, 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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1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-4106
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

You will think you've traveled back in time as you enter the EEFH grounds ... and you have. The incredible landscaping, the Cotswold-inspired, Albert Kahn-designed house is breathtaking, just the way it appeared in the 1930s. Edsel and Eleanor loved to travel and loved to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We loved the tour of the Edsel and Elenor Ford house. What a beautiful house and grounds. Amazing that Elenor had the forethought to put a trust in place for the house for after her death. Highly recommend

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Had some time in Grosse Pointe with nothing to do, and boy was I impressed with how cool this place was! Got my own private tour of the home with a very nice lady (sorry, forgot her name) and she was very knowledgable about the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Not only did she open the home up to future visitors, she left a large endowment fund to maintain the home the way it looked when she last occupied it. The original artwork is now in the DIA, but facsimiles hang in the exact location...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a fun tour. We had our two teenagers with us and they stayed engaged in the tour the entire time. The grounds are gorgeous and the house is in magnificent shape. The views from the lake are beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We have toured a number of historic houses in western USA and while this is not as old as the ornate Victorian homes we've seen, it is top notch for three fairly unique reasons: 1) It is mostly done in a feaux English Cotswold/aristocratic castle...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

An authentic Cotswold house, better than almost any of the houses actually in the Cotswolds. In the 1920s the hideously high British Death Duties were forcing British Great Houses to sell everything everything to pay the tax man. The Fords took advantage of this to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Terence Z
Reviewed July 1, 2018

My husband and I have been here several times for tours. The property is very beautiful. It is a very nice tour to take. Would highly recommend. We haven't been in about 7 years sadly, but last time we went they have individual tablet type...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

A beautiful home, lived in and cared for , what must have been a very loving wealthy family. Home originally contained old masterpieces now in the DIA. The home is lovely , but easily lived in . Unlike some gilded age Mansions. House had lovely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Went on “back side tour” and really enjoyed it. Terry was our docent and he was absolutely excellent, he really made the whole tour. He has so much enthusiasm and is very knowledgeable, he made the tour outstanding. I loved all the “Downton Abbey stories...More

Date of experience: June 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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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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