January Daily Tours and Programs
Every day of the week Edison Ford offers visitors historian-led guided tours and audio tours in English, German,
Spanish and French; museum demonstrations and hands-on science activities.
• Ask the Horticulturist
• Daily – 10:30 a.m. – Meet in the Garden Shoppe
FREE! Bring your questions or plants to an Edison Ford horticulturist. Includes Propagating Nursery, the Community Gardens and the Garden Shoppe. Please call for an appointment.
• Daily Daytime River Cruises on the M/V Edison Explorer
• 10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:45 p.m. (Sunset cruise); Beginning January 18, 5:00 p.m. (Sunset Cruise)
River cruises will take passengers up the Caloosahatchee River to learn Edison Ford history, river ecology, as well
as viewing dolphins, manatees, birds and river life up close. For information on specialty cruises and group cruises
contact Carley Jones at The Marina at Edison Ford at 239-919-2965.
• Tuesdays – 10:30 a.m. and Other Times for Groups
This in-depth exploration inside the Edison Botanic Research Lab, a National Historic Chemical Landmark, includes areas of the laboratory which are normally closed to public traffic. See the plant processing area and learn about the machinery. To schedule a Group Tour call 239-334-7419.
• Edison Ford Garden Tours
• Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Horticulturists lead behind-the-scenes garden tours which include 20 acres of historic gardens, crop gardens, propagating nursery, and Garden Shoppe full of exotic, heritage and edible plants for gardens and containers.
• German Language Tour
• Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m. & Fridays – 12:30 p.m.
Historian-led tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum in German language.
• Thursdays – 11:00 a.m.
Tour Inside-the-Homes with curators. Reservations suggested by calling 239-334-7419. Edison Ford Members FREE (one time) and non-members ticket required.
• Young Inventor’s Tour
• Saturdays – 11:00 a.m.
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.