Visitor Information, Hours, & 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 (plan on approximately 2.5 hours to see the entire site - estates, museum, and laboratory)
  • Museum Store
  • Garden Shoppe
  • Picnic area
  • Historic Cottage Shoppe
  • Edison Ford Guidebooks are available with ticket purchase for additional $4.00
  • Site maps available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese
  • Smoking or vaping 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 suspended in the event of inclement weather.
  • In the event of lightning or sever weather warnings, Edison Ford security staff will direct visitors indoors.
  • All ticket sales are final. Visitors who have purchased tickets and have not been able to complete the tour of the grounds due to weather should bring receipts to the ticket desk for validation for return visit within seven days. Visitors can also bring receipts to the ticket desk on day of visit and apply the value paid toward an annual membership.  

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas (open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

Tour Options: 

We offer historian-led tours ($30 per person) and self-guided audio tours ($25 per person) seven days a week, along with specialty tours on select days. Click here for details.

Reciprocating Museum Organizations

     Edison Ford accepts US currency, checks, Traveler’s Checks, and all major credit cards.    Maps of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in various languages are available at no charge.


Click "view larger map" link above for interactive directions.

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    

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) free Southwest Florida 511 Travel Information Service provides information about traffic conditions.  Covering I-75 and other major roads in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.

Dialing 511 provides users with information about congestion, construction and lane closures, severe weather and incidents affecting traffic conditions.  Callers can also access information about the region’s three transit agencies and the Southwest Florida International Airport.

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