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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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This was a great side trip as I tire of hot Florida weather and beaches. A great peak into the history of the area. The houses tours are all outside so be prepared for the weather but the museum across the street is full of...More

Thank Sacredspaces
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are someone who enjoys history, appreciates well cared for grounds with a story, whether you are an adult or a youngster you will find the Edison & Ford grounds a worthwhile experience. You can plan on spending a couple of hours or more...More

Thank Thomasmelcho W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fun and wonderful way to learn about to great historians, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford! The Docents were just splendid filled with knowledge about these two great men and their personal and professional lives. And, what about the gardens, oh my, the wonders. A...More

Thank MM_Fenix
Reviewed 3 days ago

I restricted my visit to the Museum and Lab, due to time constraints. The museum has great information in it, but to be honest, its a little dissorganised and lacks a flow., Some stories start, but never finish. All the components are there but it...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is very good, the garden is amazing. They have a nice staff. It was a delightful afternoon. If you live around get the annual passport. You can come more often and enjoy a coffee in the garden.

Thank Ci D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford had winter homes on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, FL. In addition to their homes, Edison's laboratory, museum and gardens are open to tour. For history buffs, the museum & labs will offer in-depth glimpses into...More

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We toured the grounds at night so we could enjoy the holiday lights - and we were not disappointed. You were not allowed inside the homes, which were decorated with Christmas decorations. There were enough windows that you could get a good idea of what...More

Thank krigold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a lover of vintage homes, this is a must do. The Christmas activities and tour are worth your time and money. Not to mention the smell of the jasmine at night. Heavenly.

Thank pattyandtomwillis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offered four different packages depending on price. Guided tours leave only on the hour so we took the self guided tour. We had a very enjoyable time looking through the homes. Such a beautiful location for a summer home. The museum had lots of...More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the laboratories and homesteads of Edison and Ford its a nice step back in history. Well recommended

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Holly R
20 May 2018|
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
this time of year you should be ok during the week
Vicky W
22 March 2018|
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Response from oliverfurtado | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s $25 for self audio tour and $30 for a guided tour I think there’s a senior discount and kids also
23 February 2018|
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Usually safe to show up and buy tickets.