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)

Available in English, German, French, and Spanish. Visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edison and Ford families' historic homes and gardens at their own pace, as well as admission into the Museum, Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, and Gardens.

Audio Tour time: Approximately 60 minutes (allow additional time to see Museum, Laboratory, and Gardens). The last audio player is handed out at 4:30pm daily.

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

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

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

Audio Tour - Child (under 5)
Price: $0.00
 
Etiquette at the Edison Ford
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Historical records in the Edison archives show Mina Edison, wife of legendary inventor Thomas Edison, as a gracious hostess and interested in the well-being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at the Edison Ford, includes a one day (two hour) lesson in timeless etiquette and social skills.

Etiquette at Edison Ford
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $75.00

Lessons in Manners for the Generations.

Etiquette at Edison Ford Saturday, January 12, 2019 Saturday, April 27, 2019 Saturday, September 28, 2019 All sessions: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

COST
Edison Ford Members $75 Non-Members $85 Children ages 6-12 will gather at the Edison Caretaker's House for a two hour lesson in good manners. This class teaches children proper introduction, handshakes, and dining etiquette during a three course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion.

The classes will be taught by Suzanne Willis who has been teaching similar classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Willis is a graduate of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and is a Fort Myers native. Willis created her etiquette classes in honor of her grandmother, Florence "Mimi" Black.

Age Group
Session Saturday, September 28: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM   WAIT LIST

 
Donate
Incredible Things Happen When You Give to Edison Ford!

When you support Edison and Ford Winter Estates by making a charitable gift, you help us fulfill our mission of providing unique educational experiences based on the artifacts, legacy and lives of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and their time here in Florida. Our efforts to preserve and interpret their homes, gardens, laboratory and related objects and artifacts, cannot be accomplished without you and your support.

Your donation makes it possible for us to provide scholarships and educational programs, host events, create new exhibits, restore the gardens, continue conservation efforts and help ensure that we remain one of the top-visited destinations in the United States.

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Garden Restoration
 
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Inventor's Summer Camp-All camps
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 2019
  • Two camps are held each week, grouped by their ages: Ages 6-8 and Ages 9-12. Your child must have completed first grade. All camps are based on the current age and grade of each child.
  • All camps are held from 9am to 4pm.
  • LOCATION: The 2019 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-Ages (6-8)
 
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Ages 6-8 only.
Session Summer 2019:    OPEN
  • Camp registration is on a first come, first serve basis-- register early as camps fill quickly!
  • No refunds will be provided after April 27, 2019.

 
Inventor's Summer Camp - CAMPS
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 2019
  • 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 2019 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.

FANTASTIC FILM MAKERS
Regular Price: $495.00
Member Price: $440.00

JUNE 3 -JUNE 14, 2019• FANTASTIC FILM MAKERS
Future directors and actors will shine in this popular two week camp!
Members: $440 • non-members: $495


WATER WIZARDRY
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00

JUNE 17- JUNE 21, 2019 • WATER WIZARDRY
Launch water rockets, engineer aquatic vessels, and more in this one week camp.
Members: $220 • non-members: $250


VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $370.00

JUNE 24 - JULY 3, 2019 • VIDEO GAME DEVELOPER
Over eight days, campers will hone coding skills and create their own video game!
Members: $370 • non-members: $400


INVENT IT!
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00

JULY 8-JULY 12, 2019 • INVENT IT!
Campers will invent and innovate their way through a variety of challenges in this week-long camp.
Members: $220 • non-members: $250


3-D ART AND DESIGN
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00

JULY 15-JULY 19, 2019 • 3-D ART AND DESIGN
Use a 3-D printer and other tools to create art, structures, and other masterpieces!
Members: $220 • non-members: $250


RIVER ECOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00

JULY 22 - JULY 26, 2019• RIVER ECOLOGY & CHEMISTRY
Test water quality and explore hands-on biology and chemistry in this week-long camp!
Members: $220 • non-members: $250


ROVING ROBOTS
Regular Price: $495.00
Member Price: $440.00

JULY 29 - AUGUST 9, 2019 • ROVING ROBOTS
Explore the wild world of robotics, mastering mechanics, computer science, electronics, and more.
Members: $440 • non-members: $495


 
*Member's Guest Tickets*
Members may purchase discounted tickets for their guests at the membership desk upon arrival.
 
Meditation Class --Alchemy of the Senses

Alchemy of the Senses
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Alchemy of the Senses - A Self-Guided Sensory Meditation-
Class will be held at the Edison Caretakers House. Relax, breathe, release and enjoy this personal journey through sound vibration with singing bowls and drums. Modern medicine can now measure and confirm the practice of sound as a means to promote healing. Reduce your stress and experience a deep sense of peace. The class is taught by Dolores J. Gozzi, a Licensed Massage/Alternative Therapist (MA37360). Bring something to lay on like a yoga mat or towel, water, and a small pillow. If you would like more information on Dolores and Vibration Meditation, you can visit her website at www.naturescycles.com.

Cost: Edison Ford Members: $20; non-members: $25
Session 1: Sat, May 18, 2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM   CLOSED

 
Summer Camp Upgrades

CAMPER DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Regular Price: $40.00
Member Price: $35.00
Parents are required to sign in campers no earlier than 8:45am and sign them out no later than 4:15pm daily.
EARLY DROP OFF (8:15 am) and LATE PICK UP (4:45 pm) are available for an additional $35 (Members) or $40 (non-members) total per week.
$2 PER MINUTE will be charged for campers signed in or out before or after agreed upon times.
WRITTEN NOTIFICATION is required upon sign-in if a different individual will be signing the camper out. A child will not be released to any unauthorized person.

 
Memberships
The membership program at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates provide invaluable support to the education and conservation mission of the Estates. The membership benefits are not only in Fort Myers but also at hundreds of other gardens, historic sites and museums nationwide.

Members receive unlimited admission to Edison Ford, reduced general admission for their guests, and discounted admission for specialty tours and events.

Estates Members also can take advantage of a 10% discount in the Estates Museum Gift Shop, Garden and Cottage Shoppes.

There is a membership level to fit everyone, from individuals to families and businesses.

Individual Membership
Price: $60.00
  • 1 adult unlimited Edison Ford Admission
  • 1 adult Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • 1 adult Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Programs
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Gardens

Dual
Price: $80.00
  • 2 adults unlimited Edison Ford Admission
  • 2 adults Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • 2 adults Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Programs
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Gardens

Family Memberships
Price: $100.00
  • Two adults and up to four children/grandchildren (under age 18) unlimited Edison Admission
  • Two adults and up to four children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • Two adults and up to four children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Programs
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • Reciprocal Admission to North American Reciprocal Musuem (NARM)
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Gardens

Extended Family Memberships
Price: $175.00
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) unlimited Edison Ford Admission
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Programs
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • Reciprocal Admission to North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Gardens

Contributor
Price: $250.00
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) unlimited Edison Ford Admission
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Programs
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • Reciprocal Admission to North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Garden
  • Reserved membership parking based on availability
  • Corporate Matching Gift Program

Patron
Price: $500.00
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) unlimited Edison Ford Admission
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Programs
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • Reciprocal Admission to North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Garden
  • Reserved membership parking based on availability
  • Corporate Matching Gift Program
  • 5% off Site Rental at Edison Ford
  • Reserved membership parking based on availability

Benefactor
Price: $1,000.00
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) unlimited Edison Ford Admission
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Holiday Nights
  • Four adults and up to eight children/grandchildren (under age 18) Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (1 time)
  • 10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Garden Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower Shoppe
  • 20% Discount off on Audio Tour for your guests
  • Free admission to one special event (6 tickets)
  • Invite to Annual Member Celebration
  • Listing in the Annual Progress Report
  • Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture Society (AHS)
  • Reciprocal Admission to Time Travelers
  • Reciprocal Admission to North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)
  • 50% Discount at Naples Botanical Gardens
  • 10% off Site Rental at Edison Ford
  • One private VIP Tour
  • Reserved membership parking based on availablity
  • One complimentary Daytime Use of Edison Caretaker's House