Happy Birthday Thomas Edison

February 11, 2017

FREE to the public.

Celebrate Thomas Edison’s 170th birthday at the Edison Ford with staff, distinguished guests and special entertainment. The birthday celebration is FREE to the public. 

For more than a century, southwest Florida has celebrated the February 11th birthday of Thomas Edison with a month of activities and events to commemorate the inventor’s life, his home and his laboratory in Fort Myers.

The celebration of Edison’s birthday began during his lifetime when friends from around the world would come to visit with the famous inventor at his winter estate in Fort Myers and join in with other activities such as a lighted community parade, Edison Festival of Light Parade, dances and neighborhood gatherings.

Today, his Fort Myers estate is one of the top ten most visited historic home sites in America and won the 2009 Award of Excellence from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the recent restoration of the site.

More details on the 170th celebration to follow.

Contact Edison Ford at 239-334-7419 for more information on our "Happy Birthday Thomas Edison" event.