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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: +1 239-334-7419
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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The Edison/Ford Estates was very exciting to attend. The houses and chauffer quarters were very authentic with lots of old pictures showing Edison, Ford and Firestone as they all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Edison/Ford Estates was very exciting to attend. The houses and chauffer quarters were very authentic with lots of old pictures showing Edison, Ford and Firestone as they all wintered here in Fort Myers from the late 1880's on. The plants that Edison and Fird brought in are extraordinary with some mango trees reaching 25-30 tall. We bought s Annual... More 

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Fort Myers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great day out experience for adults and children. Always enjoyable and educational. my personal favorite time is holiday time, decorated beautifully.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We did a science class with my son it said for 2 to 5 and he was the youngest. It was more like 5 to 14 years old. But all and all it was fun building a light bulb.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME Great flowers and plants. Very cool self paced tour with audio. They do Christmas Lights right. Definite must see

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great for families during the holidays! Very interesting history and the grounds are BEAUTIFUL! Cant wait to go back!

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DeBary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is really interesting to see how Edison lived way before we had any of the conveniences we have today. It was great to see what an intelligent man Edison was & without him, we would not have a lot of the things we have today. Well worth the visit.

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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I collect old phonoographs and music boxes. I had visited the Edison and Ford Winter homes several times many years ago. They recently completed a $10million restoration of the properties. Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had homes here and they have been meticulously restored and maintained. There is a laboratory where Edison worked while in Florida... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff were helpful and efficient. My children enjoyed completing their own quiz which a member of staff went through with them at the end of our visit. We thought the visit would be completed in an hour but we spent almost three hours wandering around the houses. We loved looking at... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although a lightning storm prevented us from touring the houses, the museum was very fascinating. Due to the weather, we were also invited into the laboratory, a special opportunity, to get an up close feel for where lots of inventions were born. The history of both families is really incredible. Take the time to sit and watch the movies in... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A really nice place to visit to see where and how Edison and Ford lived. A lot to learn about Edison and what he invented. All quite surprising. The houses are worth a look. On the downside the outdoor refreshment area was dire and needs a total rethink! The surrounding area of the Winter Estates and white picket fence properties... More 

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