Welcome
Welcome
Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, Caretaker's House and the Ford House.
Audio Tour - Daily
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Daily (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)

Includes orientation, and a self-guided audio tour of the historic homes, gardens and laboratory of the Edison and Ford families as well as the Museum. Approximate time 2.5 hours.

Audio Tour - Adult
Price: $25.00
(ages 20 and over)

Audio Tour - Teen
Price: $20.00
(ages 13 - 19)

Audio Tour - Child
Price: $15.00
(ages 6 - 12)

Audio Tour - Child (under 5)
Price: $0.00
(ages 5 and under)

FREE
 
 
 
Inventor's Summer Camp
Join the Edison Ford Wild Wizards for a summer of new and exciting programs! Watch as the Edison & Ford Winter Estates becomes a living lab for our campers, who are challenged to learn more about the sciences, art, and the natural world.

EDISON FORD INVENTOR'S SUMMER CAMP 2017
  • Two camps are held each week, grouped by grade level: grades 1-3 and grades 4-6.
  • All camps are held from 9am to 4pm.
  • LOCATION: The 2017 Inventor's Summer Camp will be based in the Education Center and Edison Caretaker's House, which is air-conditioned. Some activities will be held in the gardens and Edison Ford Museum.
  • ATTIRE: Campers will be given a Camp T-Shirt and are required to wear it each day. Cool, comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, insect repellant, sunscreen, and hats are recommended. Open-toed shoes and jewelry should not be worn.
  • MEDICATION: Instructors must be notified in writing regarding any medication campers are to take during the day. Please provide detailed information when registering your child for camp.
  • LUNCHES: Campers must bring their own sack lunch, snacks, and drink daily. Water coolers are available; refrigeration is not.

Summer Camps-Grades (1-3)
 
Session Summer 2017:    OPEN

Summer Camps-Grades (4-5)
 
Session Summer 2017:    OPEN
  • Camp registration is on a first come, first serve basis-- register early as camps fill quickly! Payment plans may be available upon request.
  • No refunds will be provided after April 28, 2017.

 
Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00
Due to the rain today, we have moved Rhythm on the River inside the wheelroom at Marina at Edison Ford.

Please park in Pinchers parking lot, and check in at the Front Desk at the Marina.


The June Rhythm on the River will be a special event for father's!

Join us for a Father's Day celebration with craft beer and bratwurst from Pinchers, live music with Steve Farst and, of course, the spectacular sunset and river view!

We are teaming up with Pinchers to introduce their new craft beer, South of South, a refreshing Belgian-style beer that's similar to Blue Moon.

Each guest will receive two craft beer tickets, bratwurst and Bavarian pretzel sticks with beer cheese. Additional craft beer tickets will be available for purchase. Must be 21 years of age.

Guests will have a selection of 10 craft beers to choose from. The cash bar will have beer, wine, soda and water in addition to the craft beer.

Bring your dad to Edison Ford to celebrate Father's Day and quench your thirst, savor some bratwurst and listen to live music in the river pavilion- all while enjoying the river breeze along the Caloosahatchee!

Parking is available at the Marina at Edison Ford.
Session Father's Day: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 5:30PM - 8:30PM   CLOSED

 
 
 
Museum & Laboratory Visit - Daily
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Daily (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)

Includes admission to the Museum and Laboratory ONLY. (Museum and lab admission is included in the Complete Estates Tour and the Historian Tour.) This admission offers visitors a great opportunity to see and learn the vastness of Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's genius.

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Adult
Price: $15.00
(ages 20 and over)

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Teen
Price: $12.00
(ages 13 - 19)

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Child
Price: $8.00
(ages 6 - 12)

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Child (under 5)
Price: $0.00

(ages 5 and under)

FREE
 
Emerging Inventors 2016-2017 Program
Edison Ford's Emerging Inventors Program for one- to five-year-old children and their parents, grandparents or other adult caretakers resumes in September. Program includes story and music time, socializing with others, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the homes, gardens and museum at Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Each class has a different theme and introduces science and art through engaging activities, along with time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden! Participants are encouraged to bring snacks or lunch to enjoy on the grounds after the program.

Parents may select specific classes or enroll for the entire series.

Welcome Summer!
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Enjoy the beginning of summer at The Marina at Edison Ford with a morning filled with fun along the river! Join Captain Christopher and his little tugboat for a dockside reading of "Little Toot," the 1939 book written and illustrated by Hardie Gramatky. "Little Toot" is a story about a little tugboat that doesn't want to tug. Like most youngsters, Little Toot wants to play and have fun. The tugboat is tested when he finds himself alone in open water and an ocean liner needs his help. Captain Christopher's restored 1973 tugboat is also named Little Toot and was built to move yachts and other watercraft around in small marinas and harbors. Kids will see the tugboat up close while Captain Christopher reads the story. The Edison Ford Wild Wizard will be on hand to tell fishy tales and perform some wet and crazy science experiments. Water "crafts" and activities will be the theme of the morning with lots of hands-on involvement. Children are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Books will be available for purchase and Captain Christopher will sign books after the reading
Session Welcome Summer: Wed, May 24, 2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM   CLOSED

 
 
 
*Member's Guest Tickets*
Member must accompany guest and present member card at check-in.

Audio Tour - Adult (Member Guest)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
(ages 20 and over)
Valid:   OPEN

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Adult (Member Guest)
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $12.00
(ages 20 and over)
Valid:   OPEN

Audio Tour - Teen (Member Guest)
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
(ages 13 - 19)
Valid:   OPEN

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Teen (Member Guest)
Regular Price: $12.00
Member Price: $9.60
(ages 13 - 19)
Valid:   OPEN

Museum & Laboratory Visit - Child (Member Guest)
Regular Price: $8.00
Member Price: $6.40
(ages 6 - 12)
Valid:   OPEN

Audio Tour - Child (Member Guest)
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $12.00
(ages 6 - 12)
Valid:   OPEN