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
Daily (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

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

Tour time: Approximately 60 minutes (allow additional time to see Laboratory, and Gardens)..

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
 
Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River-Neil Zirconia
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
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Rhythm on the River: Neil Zirconia
February 26, 6 p.m.
 
Come sing along with Neil Zirconia, a Neil Diamond Tribute as he takes us down memory lane! He’ll be performing Diamond’s greatest hits and crowd favorites on the Ford lawn. Returning by popular demand, Zirconia looks and sounds like the real Diamond! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. No coolers permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

This event offers a relaxing evening along the river with great music, a fantastic river view, and refreshing beverages! Bring your favorite lawn chair and a sweater if the weather is chilly.

Concert starts at 6 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Parking is available in the Edison Ford lots only. Masks are required. Seating locations will be pre-marked by Edison Ford staff in order to meet social distancing guidelines.

TICKETS: Edison Ford Members: $20; Non-members: $25; All tickets the day of the event: $30.  

Please redeem your eticket for a wristband before entering the event at the information booth.

Rhythm on the River tickets are not valid for estates tours.
 
Session The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute Experience:

 
Evening Events

Sunset Celebration
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00

Sunset Celebration

March 12, 6-8 p.m.
 
Visitors are invited to stroll the botanical gardens after regular hours for a special evening of music, refreshments and a sunset view over the Caloosahatchee River. Guests may also walk onto the porches of Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's winter homes and look inside through the open doors. 
 
Steve Arvey entertains with an eclectic mix of blues. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. Masks are required. 
 
Tickets: $15 for members; $20 for non-members. 

Session Friday, March 12, 2021: Friday, March 12, 2021 6:00PM - 8:00PM OPEN

 
Car Exhibit Registration

Edison Ford Annual Antique Exhibitor
Regular Price: $30.00
Additional: $15.00


Show your antique car(s) at the most beautiful location in Lee County, riverside on the Henry Ford Winter Estate lawn. Edison Ford, is excited to invite you to be a part of the Edison Ford Annual Antique Car Exhibition. Sponsorship packets and one boxed lunch are provided for each vehicle owner. Dash plaques will be given to each participant. There will be overall "Best in Show" trophies, door prizes and live music. Saturday, March 6, 2021

Specifications for entry:
  • The car(s) must not be any newer than 1980
  • Must be a Ford product
  • This is an exhibition only
Registration:
  • Deadline for pre-registration is February 22, 2021 – 5 p.m.
  • Space is limited to the first 125 cars registered. Must pre-register, no drives-ins the day of the show.
  • Pre-registration is $30 for one car and $15 for each additional car. This includes admission into Edison Ford for the registered participant and one passenger.
  • Parking begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021. 
  • One boxed lunch will be provided per registration. A food vendor will be onsite for additional food options not included in registration.
  • Door prizes will be given.
  • You must stay inside the gates and parked until the end of the exhibition at 2 p.m.
  • For more information contact Lisa Wilson at LWilson@edisonford.org or call 239-334-7419.
Session Exhibitor Registration: Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:30AM - 2:00PM OPEN

 
Car Show Add-ons

Lunch
Price: $10.00

 
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