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PHOTOS: Visitors are invited to create postcards for overseas military personnel at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Holiday 4 Heroes volunteers are collecting postcards and sending to soldiers stationed overseas
FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 9, 2019) — Edison and Ford Winter Estates is partnering with volunteers from the Cape Coral organization, Holiday 4 Heroes, to mail holiday postcards with old-fashioned images to soldiers stationed overseas. Children and adults visiting Edison Ford can write messages on postcards nightly in the Caretaker’s House and Holiday 4 Heroes will mail them to active duty soldiers. A military banner will also be available for anyone wishing to sign it when the volunteers are here on Friday, December 20 and 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission is required for the Caretaker’s House. Holiday Nights tickets for adults are $20, teens (13-19) $10, children (6-12) are $2 and Edison Ford members get in free. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are $30 for adults, teens are $25, children $18 and $10 for Edison Ford members. Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours are $50. Lee County residents with identification will receive $5 off Holiday Nights admission every Monday and Tuesday.
Through December 30, guided Holiday Tradition Tours will be offered at 6 and 7 p.m. every night and Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The museum and the botanic research laboratory will be open nightly until 9 p.m. Live music performances include carolers and a pianist on select nights. Santa will be visiting on Sunday nights until Christmas.
To purchase tickets or view the nightly schedule, visit the website at edisonford.org.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.
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2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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