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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Great place to visit

I went to Edsel and Eleanor Ford house on the shore of lake St Clair. It is a beautiful setting and... read more

Reviewed today
London, United Kingdom
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Great House

A must for the fans of seeing and touring historic mansions. Beautiful house and furnishings... read more

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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
+1 313-884-4222
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Reviewed today via mobile

I went to Edsel and Eleanor Ford house on the shore of lake St Clair. It is a beautiful setting and a beautiful house, which you could see had also been a home. It was built to resemble a house in the Cotswolds in England...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A must for the fans of seeing and touring historic mansions. Beautiful house and furnishings. Interesting architecture of the building.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This a great place to spend the day touring the main house, grounds, and playhouse. The tour guys give all the inside scoop of the lifestyle of Mrs. Edsel Ford and her children as they lived their opulent lives at this estate. The house tour...More

Thank BillV475
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me first say that so many historic mansions such as this must host weddings just to make ends meet. Eleanor Ford on the other hand had the foresight to assure that this beautifully preserved property would be self sustaining for decades in the future....More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house itself is a delight; the Setting is beautiful. Although large, you can imagine actually living here - well, if one had lots of money. Even today, while places on the left side of LSD can be humdrum, those on the right (water) side...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is $12 for adults and $11 for Seniors. You are driven by shuttle bus to the house. No pictures of the inside house is allowed. The house is breathtaking. You are given a tour of most rooms. It is an extensive tour and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely woman give us a tour of the home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford. We learned a great deal about every member of the family. Beautiful wood work in the first couple rooms. Suprised how talented Edsel was his vision of design....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your not from the Detroit area, you must visit. This place is amazing and a must see attraction. Walk through Edsel and Eleanor house and view history. Learn how they brought back items from England. I will return and revisit to learn what I...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful old home. So wonderful to see it maintained in its original splendour. The artwork throughout the home is impressive, as well as the the woodwork and furnishings. Walking the grounds was very pleasant

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank MikeT53
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3 July 2018|
Response from akemmerer | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not allow personal vechiles past parking lot.
19 August 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.
Tammy W
15 November 2016|
Response from StockholmKindaGuy | Reviewed this property |
There are Holiday related events that go on at the house. I would advise checking the website for times and dates.