Labor Day 2014


Labor Day 2014

M/V Edison Explorer River Boat Excursions


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director

Photo: Edison & Ford Winter Estates open 9 am – 5:30 pm, Labor Day, September 1

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Open Labor Day, September 1
  Discounts for Tour and River Cruise  

FORT MYERS, FLA. (August 28, 2014) - The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard will be open Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is offering $5 off an Adult Edison Ford Tour and River Excursion combination admission. River Excursions depart from The Marina at Edison Ford at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates or at The Marina at Edison Ford.  
The Edison Ford Tour and River Excursion Combination ticket includes:
•           Tours throughout the day with Edison Ford Site Historians or self-guided audio tours, of the homes, garden and lab of the two inventors
•           River excursions aboard the newly built M/V Edison Explorer with naturalists and historians from Pure Fort Myers and Edison Ford.  
•           Museum demonstrations throughout the day include the Edison phonograph every half hour, and other Museum presentations including antique cars and the Edison Research Laboratory. 
In addition to providing the opportunity to explore the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the site also offers opportunities for the public to enjoy its park-like environment for special events, weddings, corporate functions, and art and musical presentations as well as educational programs throughout the year. 

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

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