FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 1, 2022) -- The historic homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, as well as other buildings at Edison and Ford Winter Estates have weathered another hurricane and are in great condition.
The iconic Banyan and Mysore Fig trees also survived the storm. Debris is being cleared from the site and administration is waiting for power to be restored. Once the power is on and the debris is cleared, the site will re-open to the public.
Donations are being accepted to help restore the beautiful gardens at EdisonFord.org.
Up-to-date information will also be posted on the Facebook page @EdisonFordFL.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights, except Christmas and Christmas Eve.
Lisa Wilson, APR, Marketing & Public Relations Director