Fair Lane's Gardens and Grounds are closed until further notice in compliance with Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order (EO 2020-21).

For the safety of our essential personnel and to care for our community, we are unable to accommodate anyone on site except for authorized vehicles and staff. This includes the parking lot, all pathways, all driveways, the meadow, the gardens, and the riverbank.

Please note: the North Gates are now closed, making Fair Lane Drive closed to through traffic. The South Gates are only open to staff and authorized personnel. Please help us ensure the health and safety of our essential staff that must remain on site.

We will keep this site and our Facebook page up to date as we move forward together.

We miss you and look forward to seeing you when we re-open!


In the light of the current health crisis, we have made the decision to postpone this year’s An Evening for Fair Lane event, that was scheduled for April 17, 2020 at The Dearborn Inn.

The event will be rescheduled soon. Please check back here for updates.

Know that your support of An Evening for Fair Lane is most appreciated. Thank you for your generosity and your understanding. We look forward to you being part of our special evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Timmins at 313-789-1048 or at

Restore &

For Clara and Henry Ford, their estate, Fair Lane, was more than just a home. It was a place where they took simple ideas and turned them into actions that opened the highway to all mankind. More than 100 years later, we are bringing back Fair Lane to be a place of discovery, exploration and inspiration.

While Fair Lane: Home of Clara & Henry Ford, is CLOSED for restoration, the grounds and gardens are accessible to visitors on the following days:
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, May 1-September 30.
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays (closed weekends), October 1-April 30.

The house will open periodically for workshops and events to show the restoration in progress. Click the box below to the progress of the restoration on our blog.

The Fair Lane Estate
The Campaign for Fair Lane
A Family that Changed America, & the World
See the Progress

With your support,
Fair Lane will serve as
a strong experiential resource
for generations to come!


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