Director's Tours

Every year Edison Ford offers a dynamic selection of director's tours. Participants can choose from among nature and botanical-themed tours, to museum and shopping tours, to architectural tours and much more. Director's tours are typically offered monthly from October through May. 

Coming Up: October 2-6 2017 - Dearborn, Michigan

     This special week long trip to Dearborn, Michigan will be led by Chris Pendleton, President & CEO, Mike Cosden, COO, Nancy Achter, Development Manager and many colleagues at the locations.

      The tour will begin with a special private dining experience at the Dearborn Inn with special guest speaker. Tours include the Henry Ford Museum, Benson Ford Research Center (archives), Greenfield Village, The Rouge Factory, Fair Lane Estate, Yankee Air Museum, Northville Cider Mill, Brewery and Winery, Piquette Plant, the Eleanor and Edsel Ford Estate and the final destination on Friday night will be a private dinner and tour of the Detroit Institute of Art.

      The fee for this tour includes:

  • Two Catered Dinners with cash bar (Monday and Friday) 
  • Four lunches (Tuesday - Friday) 
  • Transportation to and from all attractions 
  • Behind the Scenes private docent-led tours at all locations
  • Special Guest Speakers 
  • Wristbands for Model T cars, train, etc. at Greenfield Village 
  • Giant Screen Experience at The Henry Ford Museum 
  • Henry Ford/Greenfield Village Goody Bag 
  • Service fees, taxes and gratuity

      Not included: Transportation to Detroit and will need to be arranged by individual participants. A Hotel Room Block has been secured at the Dearborn Inn at a rate of $159 per night (Monday - Friday) and you will be provided with a group number to make your reservations for this special group discount. Breakfast is on your own (Tuesday - Friday) and is available in the Dearborn Inn restaurant. Dinner (Tuesday - Thursday) is on your own and available in the hotel restaurant or the hotel shuttle can be used for other dining locations. Any incidentals will be taken care of by individual participants.

      Cost: Edison Ford Members $675/per person; non-members $775 per/person.

      As stated above, flight and hotel are additional and you will need to secure these arrangements on your own. All tour costs are non-refundable and must be paid in full at the time of registration.

      For more information contact Sherri Muske at smuske@edisonfordwinterestates.org or Nancy Achter at nachter@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call us at 239-334-7419.

      No registrations will be accepted until forms and payment are received.

Coming Up: November 4, 2017- St. Petersburg

     We hope you will join us for an extraordinary day in downtown St. Petersburg, as we explore the history of this stunning, eclectic and vibrant Central Arts District.

      The day will begin with a special docent-led tour to see a museum dedicated exclusively to the works of Salvador Dali, a unique and superlative collection. This building and its beautiful architecture (designed by Yann Weymouth of HOK) displays an unparalleled collection from every period of Dali’s career with over 200 of his works on paintings, paper, objects and film. Learn how the upbringing of this child and his summer vacations in a Mediterranean village influenced his work. You will also have time to explore the Avant-garden, theater, gift shop and café.

      The next stop will be a docent-led exploration of the rich history of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club with its Mediterranean Revival elegance, grandeur and beauty on the city’s waterfront. From the early crippling economy, the leasing by the US War Department and multiple sales, this hotel signifies the persistence of this community to celebrate the existence of this landmark. Lunch will be provided and is included.

      Our final destination will be the Morean Arts Center where we will be treated with a live glass blowing demonstration and then a private tour of the Chihuly Collection. From the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier to the Sunset Persian Wall, you will be awed by the work that thrills audiences all over the world.

      This tour includes bus transportation by Dolphin Transportation Services, luncheon at the Vinoy and all private tours and taxes. The bus will depart from Edison Ford at 8:00 a.m. and return by 7:30 p.m.

      Cost: Edison Ford Members $125 per person; non-members $140 per person.

      To register, email or call Sherri Muske at smuske@edisonfordwinterestates.org or 239-335-3677.