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Visit Edison Ford in April

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 29, 2013

Daily Tours

      Springtime is a great time of year to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The gardens are in full bloom, the weather is sunny and breezy and the historic buildings are dazzling. Every day of the week visitors have the option of an Historian Led Tour, Audio Tour in English, German, Spanish or French, or a Lab and Museum Tour.

      Throughout the week, there are also specialty tours including:

 • Saturdays  – 11:00 a.m.  Edison Ford Mucker/Young Inventor’s Tourapril update young inventors kids tour

     Children of all ages will have fun while participating in hands-on science activities based on the inventions of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Activities include an assembly line, phonograph demonstrations and much more. Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE, non-members Adults $12, Children (ages 6-12) $5.

• Tuesdays  – 10:30 a.m.   Garden & Estates Tour

      This tour is led by the Historic Garden Manager and includes the historic gardens as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse and propagating nursery. Tour includes history of the estates, admission into the Lab and Museum and audio tour. Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE, non-members $40.

 • Wednesdays – Noon and 1:00 p.m.  River Cruise, Tour and Lunch

      Participants will  enjoy a boat cruise, lunch and audio tour of the homes and gardens, lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club as well as the guided tour of the Caloosahatchee River. Ticket cost: $45 non-members, $30 Edison Ford members.

• Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.   Historian-Led German Language Tour

     Historian led tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum in German. Cost: Adults $25, Children (ages 6-12) $15.  Tours in French and Spanish are available for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations.

• Thursdays – 11:00 a.m.  Behind-the-Scenes Tourbehind the scenes1

      A Behind-the-Scenes Tour takes you inside and up close in the Edison and Ford homes led by curatorial  staff, it  includes the homes, gardens, lab and museum.  Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $40. Space is limited and reservations are suggested by calling 239-334-7419.

      Groups can schedule specialty tours or customize their visit to fit the needs and interests of the group by calling 239-334-7419 for reservations and group rates.


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