Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates


August 9, 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

Register for these events on the Edison and Ford Winter Estates website.


Garden Talk: Mangolicious

August 13, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

There are more than 17 varieties of mango trees throughout the Edison Ford botanical gardens that are thriving and producing fruits. Depending on the variety grown, mangoes can ripen from June through September. Ford’s home was nicknamed “The Mangoes” due to the abundance of these trees on the estate when he bought the home. Mina Edison also attached orchids to turpentine mango trees that lined a pathway on the east side of the Edison’s property, designated as “Orchid Lane.” Participants will learn about the significance of the mango trees on the site and how to care for them in a home landscape. Mango fruit will be available for purchase in the Garden Shoppe. Each attendee will receive a 20% off coupon for use on plant purchases. 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: Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh in Southwest Florida

August 16, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

In this informative talk, learn about the history of the Lindbergh family and their connection to Southwest Florida. Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will discuss why Charles and Anne Lindbergh chose to visit the Fort Myers area and the couple’s favorite things to do in this beautiful town.


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 edisonford.org 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

239-334-7419


Piano Performance

Every other Wednesday starting on August 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

Every other Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Site Historian, Chet will play Mina Edison’s 1932 George Steck Piano in the Edison Guest House. Mina was an accomplished pianist who attended a ladies seminary, a finishing school for high-society women to prepare them for marriage and sometimes higher education. Mina’s children, Charles, Madeleine, and Theodore also had a formal education and were taught how to play the piano by Edison’s long-time employee, Lucy Bogue.

239-334-7419


Special Historian-led Presentations

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers

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

239-334-7419


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.

239-334-7419


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 August 30, 2022.

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