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Edison Ford Director’s Tours 2014

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 14th

     Edison Ford Director’s Tours are underway. We have selected Florida destinations with exciting museums, gardens, historic sites and shopping. Contact Cori Cramsey 239-334-7419.

  • January 11, Saturday – Miami, Coral Gablesdirectors tour dec 2013

     Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone worked closely with David Fairchild, who created the first international seed bank, now Fairchild Gardens. We will also tour The Kampong, the private estate of David Fairchild which today houses the US Botanic Gardens. Private lunch included, and will finish the day in Coral Gables shopping.

 • February 22, Saturday – Delray Beach

     The tour includes beautiful Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens and of Old School Square museum and galleries, and shopping on historic Atlantic Avenue. Private lunch included.

  • March 20, Thursday – Sarasota

     The tour includes the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, well known for its collection of orchids, glass houses and gardens. The day will finish up at the Ringling Estate with a tour arranged by longtime Keeper of Ca’d Zan and Ringling Curator, Ron McCarty. It includes the Ringling Museum & Estate, Art Museum and Circus Museum as well as a private tour after dark of the new James Terrell light sculpture installation. Private lunch included.

 • April 5, Saturday – Tampa

     Henry Plant put Tampa on the map with his railroads and hotel a 100 years ago. This tour includes the Henry B. Plant Museum and the Annual Appraiser’s Fair and private tour of the historic hotel.  Luncheon at Tampa Bay Yacht Club included.

 

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