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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-334-7419
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Ranked #2 of 51 Attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research... more » Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Estates Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Estates Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I didn't know that much about Thomas Eddison or that he and Henry Ford were friends with Firestone. It was an amazing place for history buffs and the general public that enjoy's learning. It is a must see.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a chance to step back into the winter homes of Edison and Ford, tour the gardens, and spend a dlightful time learning about their lives.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We drove 1.5 hours looking forward to seeing the Edison & Ford winter homes. We couldn't believe a typical 20 minute afternoon shower & some storms in the distance, would result in us waiting 2-1/2 hours to ultimately be told the tours and homes wouldn't be possible this day. "It's Florida - life goes on". Plain rediculous, no where else... More

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Janet W, Public Relations Manager at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, responded to this review

We would like to offer you 2 tickets for a return visit. Please call the main number 239-334-7419 and ask for Janet in Public Relations. Edison Ford takes the safety of visitors very seriously. When lightning is detected in the area, the grounds are closed and visitors are asked to seek shelter in the museum until the storm passes. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford did a lot for the city and their estates are a nice trip down memory lane.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was summer here in Fort Myers, therefore very quiet at the Edison Estates. It's a good and bad thing. There was no waiting but there was far less available to see or buy at the little store. The grounds are beautiful, at some points you feel as if you are in old Florida, no phone, pools or anything else... More

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Hobart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was well worth going to see. The lab and workshop of Edison and most of his inventions in museum. A look into his becoming an inventor. Go across street to see the summer homes and grounds of both men who were neighbors and friends. Very scenic grounds and the homes of the two men. Very worthwhile and enjoyed my... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a must see for all visitors. It helps you to understand the time period in which the Edison and Ford families lived. The renovations done have made it pristine and a lovely place and setting.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is something to see and something to learn for everyone at the Edison Ford Winter Estate in Ft. Myers! Without giving away the fun this is an laid back accessible gem of historical importance that the kids, Mom and Dad will find interesting, At the very heart is a step back into Florida life 100 years ago when much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you love history, cars, gardens and a beautiful view you need to take the tour. Price is $$ for a big family. check discount websites like floridavacationauction or groupon. It is worth the visit

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is required for any of my personal guest, as well as the Babcock Ranch tour or my favorite Labor day Swamp Walk in the Everglades

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