Historian Tour - Daily

The Historian Tours are led by enthusiastic Site Historians and include the Edison Family House, Guest House and Caretaker's Cottage, the Ford Estate and the Edison 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.  Reservations not required.

Open Daily 9.00AM - 5:30PM.

Edison Ford Members: $5.00

Adults:$25.00
Children:$15.00 (ages 6 - 12)
Children (ages 5 and under) FREE