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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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+1 239-334-7419
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy...

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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Arboretum historical visit

This is a beautiful place to indulge in the beauty of flowers, trees, and history. Ford and Edison's homes are decked out in the period, with slit if authenticity, some replica of... read more

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place to indulge in the beauty of flowers, trees, and history. Ford and Edison's homes are decked out in the period, with slit if authenticity, some replica of the time. Mrs. Edison's beautiful bird pictures and quotes were worth the price of admission. Very tranquil and inspiring.

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took four grandchildren, 15, 13, 10, 5 and everyone learned something. The houses and gardens are lovely along the river. The lab is a bit different than when we went many years ago as one cannot enter it, only view it as you walk around. Yet the children learned about Edison and Ford. Even a pulled pork sandwich in... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Edison & Ford Estates takes you back to two of the most innovative persons famous for their time. They lived luxuriously for this period And loved the Fort Myers area . Their homes and grounds are truly beautiful as you are transfixed with them as you tour and walk the grounds and Their unique homes.. Guided tours are a... More 

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Richmond, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we are history buffs and love touring estates of the movers and shakers of our country's history. The guided tour was not only entertaining but very informative. They also have a museum with several small areas to show photos on the screen with a narrative about the 4 Titans. One could easily spend a day and we are so happy... More 

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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed this experience. You get to see both the Edison and the Ford summer homes. They have been restored to their original condition. The setting is beautiful and there are lots of plant specimens from all over the world. We really enjoyed the museum as well. We learned a lot about Edison that we never... More 

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Auburn, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The other reviews adequately tell you how wonderful this historical gem is. My review will focus on some thoughts we had on our visit. There should be an overview visit of both areas and a separate visit of each. We felt the pace of the current tour was hurried with the well prepared docent just rattling off his tour. He... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the estates on a day when we needed a break from the sun. The site was interesting to my husband and I and also kept our 13 interested. We all learned new hints and enjoyed the day so if you have time go. Actually I would make time.

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Rocky Mount, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place! So beautiful and historical. This is Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's winter homes. Great history shared here. You can do a guided tour or an audio tour. The furnishings are original and beautiful. The grounds are incredible. Highly recommend this attraction.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the prettiest sites I saw were just off the pier here. The plants and trees growing here are stunning & the flowers are gorgeous. So relaxing, go at your own pace. I went early in the morning within the hour it opened & didn't leave until 1 pm.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I took out of state guests to visit the estates. They and we were very pleasantly surprised to find that there were differently organized and new things to see since we had all been there before. Our one disappointment was that in order to do the guided house tour you had to book well in advance as... More 

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