For the first time, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will be open at night beginning January 31. The new nighttime program is called Night Lights to celebrate the inventor Thomas Edison, his birthday in February and Fort Myers month long lighted celebration called the Edison Festival of Light.
Night Lights is Thursday, Friday, Saturdays and Sunday nights beginning January 31st and ending February 28th (January 31, February 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28). Tickets will continue to be sold until 7 PM and the last guided tour will depart at 6 PM. Regular ticket prices is $20 for adults, $11 children ages 6 – 12. Estates Members are admitted FREE. There are special group discounts available for groups who reserve in advance.
The site has completed nearly $10 million in restoration and improvements with special buildings and garden areas open for the first time, winning the 2009 National Historic Trust for Preservation Award for Excellence in Stewardship.