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.
Self Guided Tour - Daily

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edison and Ford families' historic homes and gardens at your own pace. The last ticket is sold at 4:30 p.m daily, and the site closes at 5:30. Reservations are not required. Available in English, German, French, and Spanish via the free Edison Ford app.

If you would like to listen to audio content during this tour,please download the free Edison Ford app. Visitors may also access audio content by dialing a phone number while on site. Audio content covers the homes and gardens, and takes approximately 60 minutes. Allow additional time to view the Museum and Laboratory, which are also included, but do not feature audio content.


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

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

Self Guided Tour - Child (ages 6 - 12)
Price: $15.00
 
Garden Workshop Talks

Orchid Symposium
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00

Orchid Sale & Symposium
October 1-2
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A daily ticket is required to attend the workshops ($20 for Edison Ford members; $25 for non-members); the sale portion of the event is free to attend. Tickets do not include tours or admission to the museum, lab or riverside of the property. A limited number of garden carts will be available; guests are encouraged to bring their own. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite with refreshments available for purchase.
 
Workshop Schedule (ticket required each day):
Saturday
9:30-10:30 a.m.                 Introduction to Orchids by Mickey Carnell
11 a.m. - Noon                 Benign Neglect by Robert Riefer
1-2 p.m.                               Orchid Mounting by Debbie Hughes
2:30-3:30 p.m.                   Growing Orchids from Seed by Jim Davison
 
Sunday
9:30-10:30 a.m.                 Growing Orchids in Trees by Debbie Hughes
11 a.m. - Noon                 Unraveling the Mysteries of Orchid Potting by Stan Grazinski
1-2 p.m.                               Democratization of Affordable Orchids by Robert Riefer
2:30-3:30 p.m.                   My Favorite Orchids by John Hampton
 
Cost for workshops each day: $20 for Edison Ford members; $25 for non-members.  Please Redeem your ticket for a wristband at the information booth upon arrival.


 
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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