Edison and Ford Winter Estates Open Select Evenings
FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 16, 2020) — Edison and Ford Winter Estates is inviting the public to visit after regular hours on October 2 and October 16 for “Autumn Nights at Edison Ford.” From 6-9 p.m., guests will be able to stroll the grounds, listen to music, watch the sun set, and enjoy some beverages. Visitors may also walk onto the porches of Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s winter homes and stroll the grounds at their own pace, while practicing social distancing.
Discounted admission tickets for the nighttime openings are $20 for non-members and $15 for members. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen and Coastal Dayz Brewery will have refreshments available for purchase. Teddy Richards will perform on October 2 and island-themed music will be played on October 16. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. The museum and research laboratory will not be open.
Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the following safety measures are in place: staff are wearing protective masks, surfaces are cleaned and sanitized daily, protective shields have been installed at the ticket counter, signs are posted throughout the site alerting visitors to practice social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations are available. Guests are asked to wear masks in indoor spaces and when social distancing is not possible.
For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit 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 220,000 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 4:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.