Edison and Ford Winter Estates Open Memorial Day
The Garden Shoppe is stocked with new plants
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 24, 2022) — Edison and Ford Winter Estates will be open regular hours on Memorial Day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guided tours are offered throughout the day or visitors can use the app and map to take the self-guided tour and meander at their own pace. General admission offers visitors access to the 15,000-square-foot inventions museum, the botanic research laboratory (a National Historic Chemical Landmark), and 20 acres of botanical gardens with the historic winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
The outdoor Garden Shoppe will also be open and is stocked with tropical flowering plants, fruit trees, herbs, vegetables, butterfly plants, and Florida natives. The space has recently been expanded to hold additional plant species and a new butterfly garden has been installed along Larchmont Avenue. Ceramic flower pots, water fountains, and wind chimes are also available. Knowledgeable garden staff will be on site to answer gardening questions.
The Museum Store offers unique gift items and souvenirs, including books, clothing, kitchenware, kid’s games and science kits, artwork from local artists, and garden art. There are also many Thomas Edison and Henry Ford signature souvenir items, such as replica light bulbs and model cars.
“The Museum Store offers a place for locals and visitors to shop for a Father’s Day gift that Dad doesn’t already have,” said Mike Flanders, President and CEO.
General admission (including the self-guided tour) for adults is $25, $20 for teens (13-19), $15 for children (6-12), and children five and under are admitted free. Guided tour tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for teens (13-19), and $18 for children (6-12). Memberships are available and include unlimited admission, discounts on educational programs and retail and Garden Shoppe purchases, plus reciprocal admissions throughout the country (depending on the membership level). Tickets and memberships can be purchased online at EdisonFord.org.