Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Schedule Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day


Chris Pendleton, president & CEO
Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations coordinator
     Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Schedule
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 20, 2017) Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Holiday Nights except the site will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. The site will re-open at 9 a.m. on December 26 and be open until 9 p.m. for Holiday Nights through December 31. The site will be open New Year's Day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
The Edison Ford Museum and Botanic Research Laboratory, as well as the Ford Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe will be open until 9 p.m. during Holiday Nights. The museum features two new exhibits, including the Smithsonian Spark!Lab and the Timeline of Innovation.

The Smithsonian Spark!Lab is a hands-on, interactive exhibit for families and children. A series of rotating stations with themes from vehicle construction to understanding sound waves will challenge visitors to place themselves in the mindset of an inventor. 

Another new exhibit in the museum is the Timeline of Innovation. It's a chronological exhibit of both Edison's and Ford's major inventions. The timeline highlights achievements in dozens of fields and showcases some of the most interesting artifacts. It also depicts how Edison, Ford, and others built on earlier innovations to create their own inventions. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are offered at 6 and 7 p.m. nightly and the final Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tour will be on Tuesday, December 26 at 6:30 p.m. Holiday Nights tickets for adults are $20, teens (13-19) $10, children (6-12) $2, and children 5 and under are free. Edison Ford members are also admitted free. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are $30 for adults, teens are $25, children $18 and $10 for Edison Ford members. Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours are $50. Lee County residents will receive $5 off tickets on December 20, 27, 28 and 29.For more information, visit the website at EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419

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Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.