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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Address: 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239-334-7419
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children

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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

the guides were so-so. the house is not interesting. The cost is exorbitant. the gift shop had boring items to sell that were overpriced. All in all, skip it!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Had a great time at the Edison/Ford estates. Took an elderly parent on the river cruise in addition to touring the estates. We both very much enjoyed the day. I enjoyed it so much that I purchased a membership.

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Cairo, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the Edison & Ford Estate. We brought our friends from Arizona there and they loved it. The grounds are beautifully maintained and it is very serene. We took the audio tour as we didn't want to be on a time schedule. It is very reasonably priced.

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Columbus, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed all parts of this visit. Took us back in time. The grounds and museum were equally interesting. Learned so much. We did the historic guide with audio. Really glad we did as the audio was not reliable due to battery issues. That did not seem to concern the staff. Surely someone checks batteries at days end to replace... More 

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SOUTHAMPTON, NJ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We're so glad that we followed the recommendation of others to visit this outstanding waterfront estate in Ft. Myers. The buildings and gardens are beautifully maintained and it was so interesting learning about these two men who accomplished so much in their lifetimes. You will need several hours to do justice to the buildings and grounds. If you're anywhere near... More 

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Pickerington, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We did the audio tour. This attraction includes the Florida estate of Edison and Ford as well as a wonderful museum. Highly recommend!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It was all lit up with lights. Christmas trees decorated by local schools. Very nice people. Statues of Edison and Ford. Lots of history on that land.

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North Port, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have no idea why I didn't want to tour these estates, but every time someone would say "Let's go", I'd go "Meh". What a mistake. The grounds are gorgeous, the homes are spectacular, and even with a very large crowd there I never felt like I was being pushed around. Walking the grounds was just so relaxing, especially when... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Very well done tour, guides are knowledgable and nice. Learned a lot and live the self conducted audio tour at your leisure after your guided tour. Lots of history and we spent about 3 hours there with a break for lunch. With your wrist band you can come and go all day long.

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cleveland, ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Spent one day in Ft Myers recently and found this place on Tripadvisor as a good place to visit. I took the self-guided mid-range visit which was $20 with $1 off for AAA member. It included the museum and grounds with an audio tour. There are a few other choices of tours including one with a docent at a couple... More 

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