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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The grounds and area was kept up very well but it was expensive to take for a couple and i could not imagine taking a family of 5.

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Fair Oaks, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Took a full tour with my cousin and nephew and we had a good time seeing buildings and museum. It was very hot out, but did not stop us from exploring the grounds. I especially like the pool and lab.

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FT MYERS
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

this place has historical buildings used by the famous men in US history, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Significant role in the area, famous visitors, research, plants. There is a lab, museum, and the grounds of their winter estates.

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Geneva, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This museum gives you a lot of information about both Edison and Ford. However, it is very expensive to take the tour. The tour guide had a good knowledge about the houses but not so much about the grounds. Because we were here 18 years ago there were certain trees and bushes that were marked to be highly poisoned, this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After our tour I then realized that most people would pass this place up, if you are a history buff at all, then you should stop, well every one should stop this place is amazing,

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If in the area, you must stop here. They offer self guided tour and guided tours.you can choose just to go through the museum. I recommend taking the audio tour, has several areas where you can listen audio providing very informative information information. Well woth it. If you go on the guided tour, ask to go with Matt... He is... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our plan was to do little or no sightseeing on this vacation. But we were all so glad we spent the afternoon here. The grounds are lovely and there is so much history to take in. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and very open so all ages enjoy this stop. My 19 year old even thanked me for getting... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyed the night time Christmas tour. Beautifully decorated and lighted grounds and rooms. Very festive and a great way to have holiday spirit in a tropical setting.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the Edison and Ford Winter Estates some years ago and felt like it was time for a return visit. It is better to get there early in the day because it is a self guided tour and it is primarily outside. They close if there are storms in the area so better all around to arrive early. It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Even if I am not the biggest fan of Edison, I definitely liked and enjoyed the museum here. Not expensive too, maybe $10 bucks.

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