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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
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US$36.57*
and up
History and Eco River Cruise
Ranked #4 of 124 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The best things about this was and is the Tour Guide that takes you around, As far as the place itself and the grounds, ... just okay. Glad we did it but its a one-shot deal. And at $32.00 per couple! ... WOW!

Thank SouffleAndChicharron
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

You can go at your own place or with a guided tour. We chose to wing it but you will want to pick up a radio receiver as you enter the grounds. It will help you understand what you are looking at.

Thank jimintomah
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to check out the estates on a slightly rainy day, glad we did! The estates and walking tour were actually smaller then we were expecting. The furniture and audio tour were super informational and cool to see! My personal favorite part was the museum and lab. The laboratory was super cool! There was chemical containers, equipment, and benches along a stretch.. super cool. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who hasnt checked it out!

Thank Kayleigh A
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We did this tour on a record heat day in February and my husband and another friend we were with are disabled so wo needed places to sit periodically. We did the audio tour rather than the group tour and that was good for us. We also bought for the museum and the laboratory but we were really ready to be done before we got there. The homes were intere.sting and they had some volunteers that you could ask questions. We liked everything,but what we liked best were all the benches under trees and near the water to relax and just enjoy the environment.

Thank bee6350
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We took the 1 hr guided tour, it is very informative, you can also do a self tour, the Estate is very well kept and it shows an interesting view of Edison and Ford.

Thank josepsanjuan
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