Edison Ford Museum and Botanic Research Lab Opening


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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33901

Edison and Ford Winter Estates is opening the 15,000-square-foot air-conditioned Museum and historic Botanic Research Laboratory. The Botanical Gardens and Riverside of the property remain open. The children’s Spark!Lab is currently closed. The site is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m.

Guided tours will once again be available and limited to groups of 10 people to ensure everyone can adequately practice social distancing. Guests going on this tour are required to wear a mask. Self-guided tours are also available, and allow visitors to use an app on their personal phones along with a printed map of the site. Guests will learn about Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, while strolling more than 20 acres in a park-like setting.

Specialty tours, including Inside-the-Homes, Automotive and Garden tours are also available. These guided tours offer visitors the chance to see and explore behind-the-scene areas with a knowledgeable site historian. To ensure that people will have room to stand six feet apart, a maximum of 10 tickets will be sold for each tour. Garden tours are available by appointment only. Guests going on these tours are also required to wear a mask and tickets must be reserved in advance.

With the opening of the Museum and Laboratory, regular-priced admission tickets are in effect. Admission tickets for self-guided tours are as follows: adults, $25; teens (13-19), $20; children (6-12), $15; children 5 years old and younger will be admitted free. Guided tours: adults, $30; teens, $25; children, $18. Members get in free. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online at EdisonFord.org.