Guided Tour - Daily

Recommended by staff, Guided Tours are led by enthusiastic Site Historians and include the Edison Family House, Guest House and Caretaker's Cottage, the Ford Estate and admission to the museum and the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. Included in the tour is information about the lives of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, their families and friendship. The tour includes newly discovered information about the laboratory and the scientific research that was conducted here. We also discuss the Edison Botanic Research Corporation founded by Edison, Ford and Harvey Firestone. The tour contains an increased emphasis on Thomas Edison's inventions including those he worked on in Fort Myers.

Visitors will see the 1929 historic landscape, evident throughout the entire property including the award-winning Moonlight Garden. The Edison Ford offers visitors the opportunity to step back into “old Florida” and learn more about the world through unique historical, scientific and cultural experiences.

Approximate Time: 1 hour 15 Minutes for the site tour, and we recommend a total of 2 1/2 hours to allow time to browse the museum and laboratory after the tour.  Historian tours begin at the top of every hour beginning at 10:00AM, with the last tour leaving at 4:00PM.  Tickets for the guided tour are not available in advance or online and must be purchased day of tour in the museum ticket office.

Open Daily 9.00AM - 5:30PM.

Edison Ford Members: $5

Teen: (ages 13-19) $25
Children: (ages 6-12) $18.00
Children: (ages 5 and under) FREE

Holiday Nights Combo Pass

Holiday Nights is now running nightly (except December 24 and 25) from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. For a same-day combo pass add to the above price:

  • $10 for adult Holiday Nights general admission
  • $20 for adult Holiday Nights guided tour
  • $2 for child Holiday Nights general admission
  • $8 for child Holiday Nights guided tour

Holiday Nights guided tours are subject to availability and must be purchased in the museum ticket office on day of tour.