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Scavenger Hunt for Families Offered at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 12, 2022) — A new scavenger hunt for families is available at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The main character in the game is Jerry the Pelican who is hidden in multiple places around the site. The goal of the scavenger hunt is to find Jerry in eight different places, including the Edison caretaker’s house, the Moonlight Garden (back side of the study), main house, Thomas and Mina’s master bedroom, guest house, the Ford car exhibit, the secretary’s bedroom in the Ford house, and in the Ford house dining room. Children will receive a prize when they find all eight hidden pelicans.

Thomas and Mina Edison had many unusual pets, including alligators, monkeys, and a peacock. There was also a pelican that spent time on the property, and the Edison family named him Jerry. That pelican was the inspiration for the scavenger hunt. Families are invited to post their scavenger hunt success on Facebook @EdisonFordFL.

The scavenger hunt is included with admission. Tickets for self-guided tours are $25 for adults, $20 for teens (ages 13-19), $15 for children (ages 6-12), and children five and under are admitted free. The scavenger hunt is available through the app at or visitors can ask for a printed version at the ticket counter. To purchase tickets online, visit

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