Monthly Travel Program Offered at Edison & Ford Winter Estates



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Marketing & PR Director
Monthly Travel Program Offered at Edison & Ford Winter Estates
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 2, 2016) -- The public is invited to come learn about the Edison & Ford Winter Estates monthly travel program, or Director's Tours. The meeting will be held on May 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the South Florida Water Management District building at 2301 McGregor Blvd. This is a free event and will include a program, refreshments and socializing. 

This year, the Director's Tour groups traveled to Palm Beach, Homestead, Miami, Sarasota, Tampa, and Lakeland with destinations including Ybor City, the US Liberty Ship, Bob Fuchs Orchid Nursery and Estate, Florida Southern College to see Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, Mote Marine and a cruise, and an Island Hopping Cruise is scheduled for June. Chris Pendleton, President & CEO and curators lead all of the tours and connect with their colleagues at the locations for very unique behind-the-scenes tours in areas not always open to the public. 

The Director’s Tours planned for next year will include Key West, Sunken Gardens, The Historic Vinoy, Montgomery Gardens and Homestead, Bok Tower, Sanctuary and Pinewood Estate, Arcadia, Everglades City, Marco Island and Naples.
For more information or to RSVP, call Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford program registrar, at 239-334-7419 or email


Edison & Ford Winter Estates 
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. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at