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2015/2016 Director Tours Start with Historic Punta Gorda

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 8th

punta gorda     Director Tours start off with a great insider’s tour of historic Punta Gorda and a private cruise of Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River. There will also be time for shopping at the downtown Farmer’s Market, lunch at the Yacht Club and seeing the recently completed riverfront parks, and of course, Fisherman’s Village.  Transportation from Edison Ford is provided by Naples Transportation & Tours and in Punta Gorda by their historic trolley. Cost: $100 Edison Ford Members; $110 non-members. Tour includes lunch, snacks, and other related fees. Depart at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Filling up quickly – Limited space is still available. Contact Nancy Achter at 239-334-7419 or nachter@edisonfordwinterestates.org to register or for more information.

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Ringling Museum for a tour with Ron McCarty, Keeper of Ca’ d’Zan and Curator and the Sarasota MOD installation of the historic Paul Rudolph Walker Guesthouse Replica near the rose garden by Architect & Curator, Joe King.

  • December 12, 2015 – Palm Beach 

Private garden and estate tours through the Palm Beach Garden Club, lunch at a Palm Beach restaurant and Society of the Four Arts for garden and museum tour of the Charleston, SC furniture and art show.

  • Rod & Gun ClubJanuary 9, 2016 – Everglades City

Private tour of historic Everglades City, tour of the Rod & Gun Club and Smallwood Museum. Private lunch and airboat ride in the Everglades.

  • Maritime MuseumFebruary 13, 2016 – Cortez

Tours of the Maritime Museum, Boat Works, and the local fishing village. Lunch at the Star Fish Company on the waterfront.

  • March 12, 2016 – Homestead/Redlands

Area tours of the local nurseries and agricultural areas for exotic plants including orchids and edibles, private tour of the Fruit & Spice Park and Schnebly’s Winery for the behind the scenes tour and wine tasting.

  • Columbia RestaurantApril 23, 2016 – Tampa

Tour of the New Tampa Museum of Art, tour of the Ybor City Cigar Factory, and lunch at the famous “Columbia Restaurant” in Ybor City.

  • May 14, 2016 – Lakeland

Private tour and on-campus luncheon at Florida Southern College and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.


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