EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD MANSION GROSSE POINTE CHRISTMAS TOURS!!
This gorgeous home is open for tour tonight is the last night! Sadly I just heard about this! Maybe they will extend it. Back in the 60's we used to drive by on the way to Selfridge Air Force Base. All we could see from the car was the gatehouse. The gatehouse would be cool enough to live in! I am dying to go on this tour! See Metrotimes Events
Candlelit Christmas Evening Tour features warm glowing candles in the windows, twinkling lights dancing on the trees, live music filling the halls of the elegantly decorated estate…the magic of Christmas at its best.
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House shows off its historic halls decked out in all their Christmas glory during three nights of candlelit, evening tours. The festive trimmings and twinkling lights will be complemented by holiday music by the Suzuki Royal Oak Churchill Quartet; while visitors peruse the home's art, architecture and antiques.
Tourists will be regaled with stories of the holiday traditions and Christmases past of the Ford family. Designed by Albert Kahn, the house was commissioned by the Fords and served as their home from its completion in 1929 until the death of Eleanor in 1976, when it became a public institution. Christmas tours take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores; 313-884-4222; fordhouse.org; $15, reservations required.