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Edison & Ford Winter Estates Booklet


Membership at Edison Ford

Welcome to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Dear Friend of the Edison & Ford Winter In program development the education
Estates: and community programs cover science,
We are celebrating over ten years as the history, the arts and culture making
independent non-profit organization in Edison Ford a very engaging visit for all
charge of the Edison & Ford Winter ages.
Estates. For over a decade we have We are continuing to develop the
enjoyed continued progress, stable and riverfront garden areas and have
growing operations, and exciting new completed construction of the new River
exhibits and site improvements. Pavilion in the coconut grove. This open
Our visitation numbers are up two air classroom, entertainment and rental
percent this year again, with our facility has the look of the old Edison
attendance at over 250,000 visitors Pavilion, and is able to host concerts,
annually. Edison Ford membership after-hours rentals, and daytime
includes about 12,000 people who classes. It is connected to the Marina at
participate at Edison Ford and hundreds Edison Ford, Pinchers Restaurant and
of reciprocal sites nationally. We employ the river cruise operation.
100 paid staff and 250 unpaid Please continue your support and
volunteers. Our operating budget for the involvement. You are helping us achieve
current year is $6 million with an the goals set forward by Thomas Edison
additional $200,000 in capital and Henry Ford for innovation, progress,
improvements and ongoing and preservation of their legacy.
preservation. We continue to be an Warm Wishes,
important economic engine for the The Staff at Edison & Ford Winter
region. Estates

Take a step back in time... Your membership entitles you to:

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates boasts  Unlimited visits to Edison Ford
over 20 acres of botanical gardens, nine for one year for you and the
historic buildings including Edison’s number of guests designated by
Botanic Research Laboratory and the your membership level.
Edison Ford Museum which contains an
impressive collection of inventions,  Reciprocal benefits granting
artifacts and special exhibit galleries. Edison Ford Members free or
The Edison Ford offers a variety of tours, discounted admission to hundreds
ensuring that there is something for of museums and botanical
everyone. gardens across the country.

 A 10-percent discount in our gift
shops and garden shop and
discounts on most of our special
programs and summer camps.

 Edison Ford’s monthly newsletter.

 And much more! Please visit our
website for up-to-date
information on your membership

Unlimited Admission (Audio Tour) $60 $80

1 Adult 2 Adults

Free Admission to Holiday Nights 1 Adult 2 Adults

Free Admission to Inside the Homes Tour (one 1 Adult 2 Adults

Free admission to one special event  

10% Discount in Edison Ford Museum Store, Gar-  
den Shoppe, Cottage Shoppe and Bell Tower  
Shoppe  
 
20 % Discount on 
Audio Tour for Guests 
Discounted Admission Passes for Events and Pro-
Invite to Annual Membership Celebration

Reciprocal Admission to American Horticulture
Society (AHS)
Reciprocal Admission to
Time Travelers
Discounts to other attractions

Reciprocal Admission to North American Recipro-
cal Museum (NARM)
Reserved membership parking based on availability

5% Site Rental Discount

10% Site Rental Discount

One complimentary Daytime Use of Edison Care-
taker’s House (Valued at $600)
One Private VIP Tour (Valued at $360)

*Children and Grandchildren must be under 18 years old

Family Extended Contributor Patron Benefactor
$100 Family $250 $500 $1,000

2 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up
to 4 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or
grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren

2 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up
to 4 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or
grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren

2 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up 4 Adults & up
to 4 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or to 8 children or
grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren grandchildren

2 Tickets 4 Tickets 6 Tickets







Edison Ford is a living lab where people
come from all around the world to
experience something new. Throughout
the year Edison Ford offers unique events,
special programming, new exhibits and
engaging tours for all ages.

Become a Volunteer. The Edison & Ford
Winter Estates operates smoothly with the
help of over 200 volunteers. Positions are
diverse and hours are at your leisure. The
more you volunteer the more you will love
it here. Our volunteers receive great
benefits like museum store discounts,
FREE Estates Membership (after 100
hours) and more.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer at the Estates by contacting the Volunteer
Coordinator at 239-334-7419. Volunteer meetings are held the second Tuesday of each
month, and are open to the public.


Your support matters and you can help Sponsor an Edison Replica Bench
right now by making a tax-deductible Thomas and Mina
donation to Edison Ford. Our Edison were
interpretation of the site honors the legacy frequently
of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford photographed seated
families through science, history, arts, on benches
education programs, lectures, special throughout the
events and activities. Our activities in grounds. These lovely
education reach out to all ages and needs, benches were symbolic
and they are funded by our revenues from
your generous support. of their time together and their love of the

There are many ways to give. No gift is too Donate a bench to commemorate a special
small. event in honor of a family member or
Make a difference today! friend. This bench will be placed on the
grounds with a customized plaque.

Gift Memberships Donate a Memorial or Celebration
Purchasing a Gift Membership is quick and Tree
easy and suitable for Birthdays, As the Edison Ford Winter Estates restores
anniversaries, Christmas, Mother’s Day, the botanical gardens of the historical
Father’s Day, wedding, or any other property, we invite you to commemorate
occasion. your marriage, celebrate the birth of a
Give the gift of a Membership to the child, or honor a departed love one by
Edison Ford and let your gift keep giving planting a tree. The honoree's names and
the entire year. dedication dates will be printed on plaque
and will appear on the donor page of the
Annual Report.

Membership FAQ’s

How will I renew my Membership?
You will be sent a renewal notice and you can either fill
out the renewal form or simply renew your
membership on-line at Your membership
card will have an expiration date on it.

What if I leave my Membership card at home when I visit
Edison Ford?

Go to the Edison Ford ticket counter, show your I.D.
and you will be issued tickets.
What if I lose my Membership card?
Call Edison Ford Membership Coordinator at 239-334-
7419 and we will issue you replacement cards.
Can I loan my family and friends my Membership card?
We welcome family and friends to Edison Ford and
encourage them to become a member once they see
the benefits of your membership. However, member
cards are non-transferable.
Once I become a Member, how do I check in at Edison Ford?
Present your membership card at the membership desk
when visiting Edison Ford.
Can I purchase a gift Membership for a family member or
Absolutely! You can purchase a gift membership here at
the Edison Ford, or call the membership office to
purchase a gift membership over the phone, or go to
our website and purchase your gift membership on-line

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