Veterans Admitted Free to Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Memorial Day

05/09/2018

Media Contact:
Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations
239-334-7419
  
Veterans Admitted Free to Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Memorial Day
 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) -- To honor the men and women who have served our country, Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to United States veterans and their immediate family members on Memorial Day, May 28. Free admission includes a self-guided audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum.

Veterans also will receive a 10 percent discount on retail items purchased in the Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe, Garden Shoppe and Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops.

To receive free admission, veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers. 

In addition, Edison Ford is a Blue Star Museums member and offers free admission to active duty military in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps when presenting a Geneva Convention Common Access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. 

The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419. 
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.