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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 52 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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting the museum and seeing the impact Edison and Ford inventions have had on our world and the love that they had for the Ft. Myers area. Displays will take you back in time, I didn't want to leave!

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place was great and very interesting.You visit the homes of Thomas Edison & Henry Ford. You get to see their work, homes, grounds and the beautiful botanical gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited here and took the self paced audio visit. Waited a few minutes for the briefing, but plenty of interest to look at with the exhibits. Once across the road in the main area of the site, it was surprising how quickly the time passed. The buildings were well presented and the audio informative. The site itself is beautiful and... More

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took the tour and paid the $5 extra per person to have a guide. I thought it was well worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The grounds are well kept and there were many volunteers available to ask any questions

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited this museum in August 2014. It is well managed and interesting to see how these leaders of the world at that time interacted with each other. All of the principles, with the inclusion of others ie. Firestone, made for an interesting story line. They went camping in the Florida Keys just for the adventure and hardship they would encounter.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I actually went here with my family when living in Sarasota between 2005-2008 and was totally impressed with the history, exhibits--I never knew the depth of Edison's inventions and the vast number of patents he had, and the gardens of this world famous botanist were just as impressive. The whole history of Edison and Ford being neighbors and the first... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Go here, see this, it was so wonderful to learn about these two great gentleman. So much to see. If you don't know Edison well, you will be surprised at all the inventions he had/made. I think I saw somewhere that he had over 160 patents.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

In Ft Myers on McGregor Blvd.. The Edison Ford Museum is 15,000 sq. ft. looks very old, with tables of old equipment, old electric lights hanging above the tables. In the 20's this must have been very modern. The museum houses both men's inventions.Thomas Edison's winter retreat was next door to his good friend Henery Ford. Edison had a 20... More

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lancaster ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a wonderful, interesting place to visit. A lot to see including a museum, lab, homes, cars. A glimpse into the past. We learned a lot about Ford and Edison. Didn't know they invented so many things. Don't go if it's raining because you can't tour the homes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bring your camera and a bottle of water! The grounds of the estates are breathtaking and filled with unique trees & gardens. Edison was a horticultural enthusiast and gathered seedlings - often sent as gifts - from around the world. Many of those seedlings have flourished on the grounds of the estates and are well maintained. The big stars may... More

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