Audio Tour Now Available in French and Spanish Languages

04/03/2012

Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419

Photo: Edison Estates, photo by LB Blanchard

Audio Tour Now Available in French and Spanish Languages
at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, FL(April 3, 2012)- The Edison & Ford Winter Estates have added French and Spanish language audio tours expanding the interpretive experience for French and Spanish speaking visitors. The Audio Tour program at the Edison Ford began in 2007 and was offered in English and German.

“Audio tours have been a huge success with our English and German speaking visitors,” says Edison Ford President & CEO, Chris Pendleton. “We have seen an increase in French visitors for several years and anticipate the Spanish language market to grow. Now was the time to start offering two additional languages to the Edison Ford program.”

The Audio Tour program encompasses the historic homes and buildings, the gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Museum and includes maps in English, German, French and Spanish.

Over 1,200 cultural sites and institutions have enriched their visitor experience with audio tours including the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stonehenge, and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

The cost of an Audio Tour at the Edison Ford is $20 for adults, $11 for children ages 6 – 12.
The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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