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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy seeing the winter residences of famous inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. There are historical buildings, award-winning gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Inventors Museum. The museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. Edison Ford offers many tour options, including special "Inside the Homes" and "Inside the Laboratory" Tours on select days. The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German and French. Historian led tours are also offered in German and Spanish on select days. Group tours can be arranged in advance. River cruises are offered daily and dining options are available, including waterfront dining.
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Edison experiments want far beyond light bulb and Phonograph as shown in these estates, and that's the only appealing reason to visit this otherwise overpriced tourist attraction.

Thank Mario P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a remarkably nice place to visit. Lots of interesting historically significant items creatively arranged in several buildings. Visitors learn about Edison and Ford contributions to industry and the world in general.

Thank traveler032016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to see Christmas display which was very very nice. Will go back with our grandchildren as it is a great learning experience for everyone! Would be a great afternoon activity for a family.

Thank joanibertram
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good for half day visit to the small museum and winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford who were great friends! Very nicely maintained and restored property over looking the river. History at its BEST! Highly recommended!

Thank Olga P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This very expensive venue was a great disappointment. There are three houses built in early 1900's which are viewed only through windows and are not impressive at all. The grounds are not particularly beautiful and not fair to call them a garden. The advertised largest...More

Thank larry m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a reservation for the evening house tour. Would strongly recommend the formal house tour as without it no access to interior of homes, no tour guide imparting historical info. Tour group quite manageable at approx 15 individuals. Plenty of parking directly across from venue....More

Thank Doubleeagle
Reviewed 4 days ago

Alligators were sunning on hillside along path. Weenjoythewalk and always see something different. Free fun.

Thank shepherd1061
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on our way to Fort Myers Beach for a week and decided to stop on the way back to Clearwater, FL. We took the guided tour which costs $30.00 apiece and well worth it.(They have a...More

1  Thank Herman F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting the Edison Ford Winter Estates is a fascinating adventure back into America's past. The tour is self paced that we took and well worth the money. the Estate is well preserved and contains many, many rich exhibits of a lavish life style. The tour...More

1  Thank zablob
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place to visit if you like history. We recommend the guided tour with the historian to start and then go back for a closer look. The exhibits are well done and clearly labelled although sometimes a more detailed write up would...More

2  Thank GM8868
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13 December 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Property representative |
Hello, Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guided tours are offered every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boat tour will run 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and sunset (departs one hour before sunset). Please visit the website... More
Cathy C
3 November 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Property representative |
Guided tours are 1.25 to 1.5 hours long typically. You can also do a self-guided tour and take as long as you would like to see everything. I would allow a minimum of 2 hours. Thank you!
1 September 2017|
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Response from TravelBean024 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that the Docents are especially trained for the visually impaired. The one we had was knowledgeable, and helpful, kept us interested, and showed us lots, but, I am unable to say if special help is available... More