Recalling Detroit’s Glory Days at Ford's Estate in Dearborn, MI
Built in 1914, the Henry Ford Fair Lane Estate is a beautiful remnant of the booming days of Detroit’s auto industry. Set on 1300 acres on the banks of the Rouge River, the estate features a main house with over 50 historically preserved rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, a bowling alley, and a billiard room, and several outbuildings including a miniaturized working farm built for the Fords’ son Edsel. Visitors to the estate get a tour of the property, a dose of history and the opportunity to dine in the restaurant, which formerly housed the indoor swimming pool. Sipping tea among such grandeur, you can’t help but long for the days of the Motor City’s golden age.