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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 #3 of 33 Attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We're glad we went. The estate was all lit up for the holidays. We only did the self guided tour but it seemed fine enough. It was something to do on a lazy day. It's not something we'd probably do again tho.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A lovely restored home situated on the water. All furnishings are period pieces and the grounds were beautiful. Small gift shop. Worth the visit!!

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Halifax, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We went during the Christmas lighting event. Nice old homes and interesting history. Worth a visit, though I think some younger children may need more to keep their attention, but good parents can make this work still.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

this is a great museum any day of the year but the lights bring you back in time. My kids and I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We did the audio tour which allowed a little more flexibility in our schedule. The alternative was a guided tour which looked good too. The houses and gardens were stunning. So much to see and take in. Well worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Though a lovely place to visit, it is rather disappointing that they don't provide more guidance on how to structure your visit. Here is what I'd like to share so you can make the most of your own visit. The Estates and all the buildings are OPEN during the Christmas lighting beginning at 5:30. So there is no need to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

To really appreciate these Estates, I would stay the whole day. Great staff, BEAUTIFUL grounds and upkeep. Worth coming back to.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great museum as well as guided tours of these homes. Guides are very knowledgeable to the point of giving you the feeling you're stepping back in time. Beautiful surroundings and a "must see" while you're in Ft. Myers.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It's a nice piece of American history what's incredibly preserved. We live in Naples but are from Holland. Every time we have friends and Family over, I bring them to the Estate. We and also our guests love this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a wonderful place to spend the day. We took the guided tour and Sweet Maxine was out guide. Hello Sweet Maxine from the Nebraskan's! :) We enjoyed not only the interesting displays and perfectly preserved homes but also the fabulous and lush grounds! What an interesting place! The Estate also has a really cool little garden shop, offering... More 

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