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.
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.
October 9 & 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$15 non-members (each day)
$10 members (each day)
On October 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual Orchid Sale and Symposium. Horticulturists, orchid growers and representatives from the Southwest Florida Orchid Society will give presentations on growing and caring for orchids. The presentations will take place outdoors, under the oak trees.
Daily admission for the presentations is $15 for non-members or $10 for Edison Ford members (does not include tours or admission to the museum, lab or riverside of the property). Guests should redeem their e-ticket for a wristband at the welcome booth on the day of the event.
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.