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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Lehigh Acres
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I love visiting the estates during the holiday season. The way everything is decorated and lite up. The schools that participate in the art walks that you can view as you walk along the sidewalks. It is a great night trip.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

grounds are very well kept and clean. amazing piece of history. I did not take the guided tour rather the sound/ear piece was used for a self guided tour. you are allowed basically anywhere on the property short of inside the houses. well done and clean. a deff must do.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Go Back in time to see the place where a lot of our INdustrial Heritage was conceived. And Henry Ford pinched ideas from Thomas Edison!

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Belleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We always stop here when in town. Nice way to relax for a while. Not too busy in the fall. The gardens are nice. Small museum to walk through. The outside diner is very small and has a very small selection. Be sure to catch a couple of the videos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The grounds of this estate are amazing. You will learn a lot about the inventions as well as the variety of plants on the grounds. There are displays about the inventions and photos of the family and Edison's associates. The banyan trees are huge. This is a beautiful property to tour. You can choose from guided or a self walking... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Like all about it. I had a wonderful time. Very beautiful place, to take picture. Love the surroundings. Lovely nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Spent an enjoyable day. We did the audio tour that was amazing. Beautiful home and grounds. Ever thing is so well Labeled. I suggest if you are in the area it is worth seeing. Benches all along the way pack a lunch and make it a day.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I wandered around the property on my lonesome, as my partner was in Ft. Myers on business. I ended up spending 2.5 hrs here, just taking in all I could. There were many beautiful flowers & palms from around the world. It was like the homes were set in a botanical garden. You get to go in & out of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A must see place if you're visiting SWFL. Full of history and education. You can spend a full day here if you want. Well worth the price.

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Belle Fourche
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful grounds, interesting exhibits. This is not somewhere that I would take smaller children. We would like to come back with some friends who are really into this type of place. The old jukebox was very very cool. The flora are all labeled which made it awesome.

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