Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

July 5, 2022

All Day

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901

There’s Lot’s Of Opportunities to Learn And Grow At The Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Here’s information on the Edison and Ford Holiday Nights.

Garden Talk: Vines and Trellises  

July 9, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

Participants will learn how to grow and care for vines in their home landscape. Each attendee will receive a 20% off coupon for use on plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Advance registration is not required. Please meet at the Welcome Booth after checking in at the ticket counter. Wear sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes, and bring drinking water. Advance registration is not required

Edison Ford members: $10; non-members; $15


Digital Discussion: Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War

July 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. 

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

Thomas Edison worked as a traveling telegraph during the Civil War. At the same time, a college professor, Joshua Chamberlain, led his troops into battle at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this digital discussion. Holly was a volunteer docent at the Joshua Chamberlain Museum in Brunswick, Maine, before becoming a Program Manager at the Estates.

This is a free virtual lecture. Register online at


Yoga in the River Pavilion

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Edison and Ford and Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

This one 1-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. All skill levels are welcome. The class is taught by Bonnie D’Angelo, a certified yoga instructor. She is RYT200 certified with Yoga Alliance and working toward RYT300. She is certified in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 and will continue the path towards Reiki Master & Energy Worker. Purchase tickets at or at the ticket counter. Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. Admission to the site is not included.

Edison Ford members: $15; non-members: $20


Special Historian-led Presentations

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: Edison’s Dynamo and Generators, Edison’s Early Films, Edison’s Cook: Queenie Adams, Mina Edison, the Edison Children, Edison and Tarpon Fishing, and Edison and Baseball.

Included with admission: reservations are not required

Automotive Tour

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Join Automotive Curator James Moss, for a new perspective on the evolution of the automobile. Learn about production and how to operate a vehicle. From the Model T to the Model A, gasoline to electric, the Ford Motor Company and beyond, the Automotive Tour promises to offer a new way to connect with one of our most popular collections. Reservations are not required for this tour. Cost: : Edison Ford Members: $15; non-members: Adults $40, Teens (13-19) $30, Children (6-12) $16


Inside-the-Homes Tour

Tuesdays 11 a.m. (first come, first-served)

Thursdays at 11 a.m. ( pre-registration required

This tour is a unique opportunity to take a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Thomas Edison’s “Seminole Lodge” and Henry Ford’s “The Mangoes.” Approximate tour time is 90 minutes to two hours. (Allow additional time to view the museum, laboratory, and gardens.) Limited reservations available for this tour, pre-registration required by calling 239-335-3674. Tours on Tuesdays offered on a first-come, first served basis. Cost: Edison Ford members: free (one time); non-members: Adults $50, Teens (13-19) $35, Children (6-12) $20.


Guided Garden Tour

Available by appointment for groups of five people or more

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates botanical gardens contain more than 1,700 plants from six continents including flowering plants and trees, fruit trees, palms, bamboo, cycads, vines, roses, orchids, and Florida natives. On this tour, an experienced horticulturist leads visitors through the 20-acre site and highlights the different types of plants and their importance to the Edison and Ford families. Visitors will see the Moonlight Garden, many rare plants and get to go behind-the-scenes in the propagating nursery. Some of the plants in the gardens are available for sale in the on-site Garden Shoppe. Call today to book your tour 239-334-7419. Cost: $40 per person

Private Guided Tour

Available By Appointment for groups with a maximum of 15 people.

To accommodate families or small business groups, private guided tours are now available. These tours are for small groups and ensure that families will not be on a tour with other tourists. Masks are recommended on guided tours. Private tours should be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. During a private tour, visitors will see the historic winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the caretaker’s houses, swimming pool complex, Edison’s study, the Moonlight Garden, and more than 20 acres of botanical gardens. After the tour, visitors may take extra time to stroll the gardens, museum and botanic research laboratory at their own pace.

Cost: $375 per group

This event runs from May 20, 2022 to July 28, 2022.

Upcoming Dates:
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