OPENING THIS MAY!

A New Visitor Experience at Ford House

The new Visitor Center and Administration Building are set to open May 26, 2021. 

For media inquiries, contact Jaymi Gittens at Van Dyke Horn

jaymi@vandykehorn.com

With the construction of new Visitor Center and Administration buildings, Ford House will enhance the experience for our visitors, preserve the historic core of estate, and expand our environmental focus.
 

This is the first major alteration to the estate in 25 years, and the largest new construction since the home was built. 

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THE NEW VISITOR CENTER

The new 40,000-square-foot Visitor Center is a two-story building, with space for enhancing the orientation, education and overall experience for Ford House visitors. 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Relocating our operational activities to a specially designed administration building will take that heavy use out of the house. It will also allow us the opportunity to restore historic spaces, including those that once housed the staff quarters.  Once restored, we will be able to bring to life the ‘behind the scenes’ story of the estate.

Bird's eye view of Ford House.

SUSTAINABILITY

Both of the new buildings are designed to demonstrate sustainability best practices.

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THE ESTATE IS OPEN

Ford House will continue to be open during the construction period.   We will have programs focusing on the National Historic Landmark-designated landscape design, the gardens, and the history of the estate. For more information visit www.fordhouse.org.

PROJECT UPDATES

Stay up to date on what's going on with the construction by following along on our project blog.