Veterans Get in Free at Edison Ford on Memorial Day


Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Marketing & PR Director
Veterans Get in Free at Edison Ford on Memorial Day
Active Military Receive Free Admission all Year Long
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 23, 2016) -- 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 families on Memorial Day, May 30. Free admission includes an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum. 

Veterans also will receive a 10% discount on Edison Ford membership and items purchased in the Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe and Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops.To receive free admission, veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers. Current servicemen and women presenting active military identification always receive free admission to Edison Ford throughout the year.In addition, Edison Ford has joined Blue Star Museums and is now one of more than 2,000 museums that will offer free admission to active duty military from Memorial Day through Labor Day.The program includes 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. Up to five family members may be admitted free. The Blue Star Museums free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. For more information, visit our home page or call 239-334-7419.


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