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Edison & Ford Holiday Nights opens Dec. 2 with resident discounts

By Staff | Dec 1, 2011

The 36th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates opens Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with discounts to Lee County residents.

Dec. 2, 3, 4, and 5 the Edison Ford will offer $5 off self-guided tours during Holiday Nights to Lee County residents. The resident discounts can be used from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Residents seeking the discount need proof of residency.

During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated, the Edison Ford Inventor’s Museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab are open and nightly entertainment at 7 p.m. is provided by school and community groups. .

Tickets for a self guided tour are $15 for adults and $1 for children (6 -12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $1 for children (6 -12). Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and will receive a discounted group rate.

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights was chosen one of the top 100 events in the nation by the American Bus Association.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org .

The Edison & Ford estates is at 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.