Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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985 Ratings


Sue M. · 11 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Redeemed December 17, 2016
Very interesting and very well done. Everyone was very friendly. Enjoyed lunch it was excell


Ann K. ·
· Redeemed December 13, 2016
I love coming here. Some docents are better than others though.


Genny C. · 2 reviews
· Redeemed December 13, 2016
Knowledgeable docent, beautiful scenery, a local gem!

What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for a guided tour for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for a guided tour for four (up to a $48 value)
  • $36 for a guided tour for six (up to a $72 value)

Admission of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House includes a guided tour of the historic home, and the opportunity to walk the grounds of the Estate. It also grants access to the outer buildings on the property. Click here to view the schedule of tour times throughout the year.

Visitors can also check out the house’s current exhibit, “Down the Aisle: 100 Years of Ford Family Weddings” as well as the newly installed bronzes of Edsel and Eleanor Ford by the lagoon. The exhibit showcases Edsel and Eleanor’s nuptials, in addition to a rare intimate look at 14 gowns spanning four generations of Ford brides. The exhibit closes on November 6th.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 18, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Children 5 years and under are free admission. Not valid on Saturdays or Sundays. Not valid for 10 am premium tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

As the sun rises and sets on the shore of Lake St. Clair, it illuminates a historic mansion surrounded by 87 acres of gardens, meadows, and lagoons. The light catches the elm and sugar maple trees, blue lilacs, and other local florae, treating guests to the same idyllic views that Edsel Ford—the only son of Henry Ford—used to enjoy with his wife, Eleanor Clay Ford, and their children. Built in 1929 and now open to the general public, this historic house and its surrounding grounds give visitors a glimpse into the everyday lives of one of America's most prominent families.

Edsel and Eleanor Ford were renowned for their progressive design tastes and support of the arts; these forward-thinking sensibilities are readily apparent throughout their Gaukler Point home. Detroit architect Albert Kahn chose to characterize it as a cozy escape from city life by recreating the aesthetic of a Cotswold village cottage, complete with stone roofs, vine-covered walls, and lead-paned windows, but the Ford's decidedly modern style is still visible. Guests are able to view the sleek, custom-made furnishings and leather-paneled walls recommended by interior designer Walter Teague. The acres outside those walls were shaped with equal care by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen, who chose to accentuate the area's natural beauty without giving any indication of manmade interference.

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