We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Save
Share
Review Highlights
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
AJMglobaltraveller
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great House

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

Reviewed yesterday
e a
,
Falls Church, Virginia
Read all 235 reviews
122
All photos (122)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lake st”(21 reviews)
“play house”(13 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-4106
Website
+1 313-884-4222
Call
Reviews (235)
Filter reviews
232 results
Traveller rating
180
45
2
1
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
180
45
2
1
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslake stplay housebehind the scenespremium tourthe main housepower housebeautiful mansionour tour guidechild sizedecorated for christmasfamily homenice tourrose gardengift shoppool housespend an afternoondetroit area
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 232 reviews
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

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank e a
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

1  Thank Calitripgirl
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

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Baymont by Wyndham Detroit/Roseville
482 reviews
8.42 km away
Extended Stay America - Detroit - Roseville
80 reviews
8.46 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Roseville/Detroit Area
483 reviews
8.57 km away
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Roseville/Detroit Area
468 reviews
8.82 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all restaurants
Cotswold Cafe
24 reviews
.30 km away
Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe
131 reviews
1.55 km away
Brownie's on the Lake
110 reviews
1.50 km away
Cloverleaf Pizza
6 reviews
1.58 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all attractions
Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters
27 reviews
3.16 km away
Goodfella's Lounge
5 reviews
3.60 km away
The Murder Mystery Company in Detroit
31 reviews
6.94 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
rivers682018
3 July 2018|
Answer
Response from akemmerer | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not allow personal vechiles past parking lot.
0
Votes
Mauiboundsoon
19 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Fallcolours | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the premium tour is a private guided tour, and it is worth going for the premium tour.
1
Vote
Tammy W
15 November 2016|
Answer
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.
0
Votes