Edison and Ford Winter Estates Closed
March 24, 2020
In this time of uncertainty, we are thinking of our members, volunteers, sponsors, staff, visitors and vendor partners. From all of us at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, we would like to extend our best wishes for good health to you and your loved ones.
Because our top priority is the health and well-being of our visitors and staff, our site will be closing to the public at 4:30 p.m. today, March 24. We will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.
The site opened to the public in 1947, when Mina Edison deeded the property to the City of Fort Myers. Since that time, the site has been a major contributor to the local economy. Mina’s goal was to leave a legacy of Thomas Edison and for people to continue to learn and be inspired by all that he accomplished.
Today, the mission of the organization is to educate the public and inspire an inventive spirit by interpreting and preserving the innovations, legacies, artifacts, gardens, homes laboratory, and other structures of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, emphasizing Florida history, science, horticulture and the arts. Because of your invaluable support, we are able to fulfill this mission.
“My faith and belief in the sincerity of the people of Fort Myers prompted me to make this sacred spot a gift to you and posterity as a Sanctuary and Botanical Park in the memory of my honored and revered husband Thomas Edison, who so thoroughly believed in the future of Fort Myers.” — Mina Edison
“Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go Forward!” — Thomas Edison
We sincerely thank you for your continued support, which ensures that we are able to continue Thomas Edison’s legacy. To receive up-to-date information and view our newly-launched “Edison Ford Goes Virtual” video series, be sure to follow us on social media and at EdisonFord.org.
We wish everyone the best health as we pass through these troubled waters.
CEO & President