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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
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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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Terrific - a very nice estate!

We enjoyed this so much! A must see! My parents have gone 3 times and enjoyed it every time. The grounds are well kept and the homes for Edison and Ford are very cool to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this so much! A must see! My parents have gone 3 times and enjoyed it every time. The grounds are well kept and the homes for Edison and Ford are very cool to see, The laboratory for Edison is amazing. I learned a lot about the two men and their families. Go and enjoy the day!

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. We had forgotten that these two talented inventors had been long time friends. Their winter homes were fun to see and the location was beautiful. The trees and flowers were most enjoyable as well. The audio tour was well done.

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Hyannis, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like history, you will like this! Do not skip the museum first. Great pictures and gives you the history of the relationship between Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.. Tons of interesting facts you probably did not know. WE opted for the historical tour by a guide vs the audio version. ITs not much more and you get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 11 year old son could have spent all day here. There was plenty to do for visitors of all ages. We will certainly return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour was very good and informative. Take the guided tour. Worth it. Interesting to hear about their relation ship.

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Millington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grounds are beautiful. Take the tour with a guide and headsets...it's worth it! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I learned so much during my visit thanks to a truly knowledgeable guide. Be sure to allow sufficient time to explore the museum and grounds as there is a lot to cover but well worth the time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the tour guide option to see the property. We were very impressed with their knowledge and the condition of the property's and grounds. We thought we knew a lot a out the 2 men and their accomplishments, however the exhibits taught us even more about them. We spent over 3 hours and could have spent even more time.

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Buckeye Lake, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates was a treasure trove of history about both Thomas Edison & Henry Ford. We had a delightful, very knowledgeable guide. The museum provided a wonderful history of Edison's life. Edison's lab was fascinating to view. And the estate grounds were gorgeous!

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we didn't go into the houses which, charged a fee for touring, we took advantage of the free entrance to the grounds to enjoy the incredible array of plants. This is a wonderful informative place to visit. I recommend using a beautiful day to take in the park areas.

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