NEW Spanish Language Tours at the Edison Ford

10/24/2011

Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Photo attachment: The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will be offering Spanish language Site Historian led tours beginning October 23

NEW Spanish Language Tours at the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Fort Myers, FL (October 21, 2011)-For Spanish speaking visitors, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is now offering a Spanish language tour led by a bilingual Edison Ford Site Historian on Sundays at 2 p.m. beginning October 23, 2011. The Spanish language tours will continue throughout the year.

“Southwest Florida hosts several Spanish speaking visitors each year and it is appropriate for the Edison Ford to accommodate them by offering tours in their language,” says Chris Pendleton, president & CEO. “The new tour gives our Spanish visitors a unique experience to learn firsthand about the lives and accomplishments of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families.”

The Spanish language tour includes a guided tour of the Edison Ford historic homes, gardens, and Edison Botanic Research Laboratory led by a bilingual Site Historian.

Tickets for the Spanish language tour are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 – 12 and reservations are not required. Groups of 20 or more (with advanced reservations) can be scheduled any day of the week, although are subject to availability. Maps in German, French, Spanish and English are free with purchase of any Edison Ford admission.

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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