Edison Park in Fort Myers, FL, is on the grounds of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. With historic homes, gardens, a laboratory, and a museum, this space is a popular attraction away from the main beaches and sandy seaside hubbub. Balancing beautiful forests and gardens with some interesting artifacts and history lessons, Edison Park provides a great opportunity for a morning or afternoon adventure. During your vacation with Sun Palace, enjoy the must-see scenery and history of Edison Park.

Retreat in Nature

A day in the park is like a much-needed escape from your hectic everyday life. Sometimes, it is necessary to get back to your roots and enjoy the silence and beauty of nature. Enjoy the shady trees on an Edison Park bench while taking in spectacular views of the water. You can also discover the gardens by the estates. The grounds include many unique plants from around the world. The palm trees mixed in with the gardens and woodland feel make Edison Park a particularly relaxing destination. Waterfront breezes rustle through giant fig and banyan tree limbs, while flowers blossom in the welcoming sunshine. Spread out a blanket or grab a seat on a bench and read a book or take a nap. Over 20 acres of botanical gardens and nine historic buildings create Edison Park, giving you plenty of spaces to explore and enjoy nature.

Take a Tour of Edison Park

There are several tour options available at Edison Park. You can conduct a self-guided tour with an audio wand that will tell you about the history of the buildings and garden as you pass by. You can also choose between the complete estates, historian, museum and laboratory, and horticulture tours daily. Guided tours are an hour long, and walking shoes are recommended. There are also specific tours inside the lab and through the garden on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively, at 10:30 am. Whatever option you choose, you will be able to get a glimpse at both history and nature while learning along the way.

River Cruises

Daily river cruises embark from Edison Park along the Caloosahatchee River. Aboard the M/V Edison Explorer, you will experience an enjoyable river excursion alongside certified naturalists and historians as well as other guests. You will travel up the river to the historic railroad bridge, where you will receive amazing views of the island rookery and shorebirds. Be sure to bring your camera to snap some pictures along this scenic route. You will also learn about Edison Ford river history and ecology along the way. Some of the sea creatures you will get to see include dolphins, manatees, and a variety of beautiful birds. Sunset cruises are another option, ideal for a romantic getaway!

Edison Park to Sun Palace

After a beautiful day at Edison Park, retreat to your Sun Palace vacation home for more relaxation. Pour a tropical drink and sit out on your patio, catching the ocean breezes. Or, continue the adventure by walking from your beachfront rental down to the sandy shoreline and watching the sunset while you walk along the water’s edge. We can’t wait to see you in Fort Myers! For more to do in the area, download our free vacation guide today.