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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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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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Makes a Lovely and Interesting Afternoon for Young and Old!

We have a condo in Cape Coral and have lots of visitors, especially in the winter! I became a member because I go there so often. My grandchildren enjoy it as much as my parents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Reutlingen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We where here today and I think it is to expensive for what you see. We had the museum with the lab, and that was it. The most nicest was the lab, the museum is mostly pictures and some exhibitions of stuff Von Edison and ford. 12$ per Person is a lot.we stayed here about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We have a condo in Cape Coral and have lots of visitors, especially in the winter! I became a member because I go there so often. My grandchildren enjoy it as much as my parents do! On return visits they ask to go back!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

When one first arrives at the parking area of the Edison Ford Estate, it is important to notice all the different distinguished trees. There are very many different varieties and some are over 100 years old. It is awesome to think that Edison and Ford both were around at the same time as some of those very same trees. Be... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We often vacation in Naples, with the flights arriving in Fort Meyers. For years now, we have been so anxious to get to our destination, we have never taken the time to tour the Edison and Ford winter homes and museum. We finally moved it into our schedule this year, and are glad we did. Easy to find, and not... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

although I visited here some thirty years ago, my wife being from the Phillipinees would enjoy the history of a man who not only invented the light bulb but had some 1000 other inventions according to history. The place was too large for me to walk it but my wife enjoyed it as well as the gift shop. the grounds... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The estates are well worth a visit and the holiday lights are even more special. The estates highlight a special relationship between two unique American figures.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

While in Florida for spring training baseball, we decided to add in a game in Fort Meyers and finding this museum clinched the decision. While my master plan didn`t quite work out (I spent too much time shopping along the way) we arrived with enough time to go thru the museum & lab with a visit to the gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

From Detroit area. Family in Dearborn Michigan so very familiar with the Ford and Edison story from the Greenfield Village & Museum. Very nice to see another chapter in this duo story.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Edison Ford Winter Estates several times and never tire of it. The gardens are beautiful and it is really neat to see the pictures of what it looked like many years ago compared to not. So much history.

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Denver, CO USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Now this was interesting plus we had a tour guide who was not only knowledgeable but funny in a subtle way. Really got a sense of the 1920's Florida. Also how the rich are really different from you and me eg. Ford playing the fiddle 'er a Stradavarious violin for fun. How Edison really did hold grudges against some former... More 

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