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Burroughs Home & Gardens

2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
+1 239-337-0706
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I have no info on the tour...but.. Attended a gorgeous wedding on a beautiful November... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boca Raton, Florida
RESERVE a day before,,,,,

We were fortunate to tour the Burroughs Home on a day when it was scheduled to be open but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George Patti W
Bracebridge, Canada
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Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of Nelson & Adeline Burroughs, and so much more await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Guided Historical Tours are conducted by reservation only, at 11am. Days available for RSVP are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, pending accessibility of the property. Admission is $10 for Seniors 60 & up, $12 for Adults. For groups of ten (10) or more, Tours with Lunch on Mona's Dancing Porch are available. Please contact venue for details. Parking is located across the street, behind the Langford-Kingston Home. (2500 First Street) Recommended arrival time: 10:45am.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
+1 239-337-0706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no info on the tour...but.. Attended a gorgeous wedding on a beautiful November afternoon. Marriage ceremony was held on the lawn - had a slight cool breeze from the river, Cocktail party before the reception was extremely nice - though with all the...More

Thank evergrn76
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to tour the Burroughs Home on a day when it was scheduled to be open but initially were told it was NOT open because they did not receive any reservations! We had scheduled our days around this visit and could not change...More

Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We did the Christmas Holiday tour here and it was lovely. Be sure to put this on your "must-do" list when the season arrives. There is a small charge for the tour. Lots of volunteers help decorate the house to look like it did when...More

Thank riversidesherry
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We toot a tour of this old house and it is very nice. It is better to imagine it without the Edison bridge running right next to the house.

Thank Okigolfer
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had box lunch and tour. Was a step back in history. Beautiful setting on the river. The house is full of antiques and the history of the owner was very interesting. Very enjoyable.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Murphy-Burroughs House, known more commonly as the Burroughs House and Gardens, is a historic home in Fort Myers, Florida, that was the scene of many social events that played host to the Fort Myers elite, including the Thomas Edisons, Henry Fords and Harvey Firestones....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This past weekend my son and daughter in law got married at the Burroughs home and Garden. It was a perfect evening, the venue itself was gorgeous inside and outside. The staff was wonderful. It could not have been a more perfect venue.

Thank MGallet
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were a party of 4 for our tour of the house. Our guide was Sue - she was very welcoming and knowledgable and made the tour of the house very interesting. Sue guided us through in chronological order and answered all our questions. It...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I paid $10 to take a tour of this historic treasure. There were two groups of about 20 folks. One group headed upstairs first, the other went in the other direction. So there was no waiting. This group was all "seniors"...getting up and down the...More

1  Thank maashouse
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Made the mistake of going during Christmas. Place was packed and took forever to move through the home. It's nice too look at and all but kinda sucks taking over an hour to walk through the dang place. I saw it once, that'll be enough...More

1  Thank ryan s
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30 November 2017|
Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
Check on line I was there other than holiday.
Patricia G
13 December 2016|
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Response from Piano2ner | Reviewed this property |
The home is 3 stories - no elevator - First floor wheel chair possibly. Reservations are always good. See their website for more information - Google it.
6 September 2016|
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Response from BaronGreenwood | Reviewed this property |
I don't know