Admission, Hours, Info & Directions

Open Seven Days a Week 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Visitor Information

  • Guided and Self Guided Tours with Audio Wands available (English, German, Spanish and French) 
  • Service animals are the only animals permitted on property
  • Wheel chairs are available on a first come, first served basis
  • ADA accessible with parking located at Edison Ford entrance
  • Bus & RV parking available
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes - guided tours are approximately one mile and 60 minutes in length
  • Picnic area available with tables
  • Museum Store
  • Garden Shoppe
  • Historic Cottage Shoppe
  • Edison Ford Guidebooks are available with ticket purchase for additional $3.00
  • Maps available in English, German, French and Spanish
  • Smoking is not permitted on historical grounds

Guest Safety is Our First Priority

  • Tours and access to the west side (Homes & Gardens) of the Edison Ford may be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
  • In the event of inclement weather, Edison Ford Security will assist you to shelter.
  • In the event you have purchased Complete Estates Tour tickets and the weather changes, please have your ticket signed by a staff member for free admission to use on an alternative day.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Admission

The Complete Estates Tour

Includes orientation, audio tour of Edison & Ford Estates, with admission to the Laboratory & Museum

  • Members FREE
  • Adult  $20.00 
  • Child  (ages 6-12) $11.00
  • Child  (ages 5 and under)   FREE

The Historian Tour

Includes a Site Historian led tour of the Edison & Ford Estates.  Also includes admission to the Museum & Laboratory, and optional audio tour

  • Members $5.00
  • Adult  $25.00
  • Child  (ages 6-12) $15.00
  • Child  (ages 5 and under)   FREE

Museum & Laboratory Visit 

Includes admission to the Museum and Laboratory ONLY.  (Museum and lab admission is included in the Complete Estates Tour and the Historian Tour.)

  • Members FREE
  • Adult  $12.00
  • Child  (ages 6-12) $ 5.00
  • Child  (ages 5 and under)   FREE

Behind the Scenes Tour - Thursdays 10:30AM

  • Members $10
  • Adult  $50.00
  • Child  (ages 6-12) $20.00

Edison & Ford Young Inventors Tour - Saturdays 11:00AM 

A fun for all ages family hands-on-experience, includes admission to the Museum and Laboratory.  (Included in the Complete Estates Tour and the Historian Tour admission price.)

  • Members FREE
  • Adult $12.00
  • Child (ages 6-12) $5.00
  • Child  (ages 5 and under)  FREE

Reciprocating Museum Organizations And Discounts

  • American Horticultural Society (AHS)
  • North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM)
  • Partner Place for the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Time Travelers
  • AAA
  • Free Admission to Active Military with ID

NOTE:
     The Edison Ford accepts US currency, checks, Traveler’s Checks, and all major credit cards.
     Edison Ford Guidebooks are available for $3.00 at the time of ticket purchase.
     Maps in various languages are available at no charge.

Directions

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Travel Time
(Approximate in hours)

  • Tallahassee 6 ½
  • Jacksonville 5 ½
  • Key West 5
  • Miami 2 ½
  • Naples ¾
  • Orlando 3 ½
  • Sarasota 1 ½
  • St. Petersburg 2
  • Tampa 2
  • Venice 1    

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For more information about our Hours, Info & Directions contact the Edison & Ford Winter Estates at 239-334-7419.