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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Great place to go

Always a great place to enjoy. Also the store has wonderful healthy plants at a great price that supports the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Always a great place to enjoy. Also the store has wonderful healthy plants at a great price that supports the museum.

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Olean, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibits. An educational experience for the entire family. I enjoyed the original memorabilia from Thomas Edison.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were staying on the beach in Ft Myers and had a day of not so great weather, so we decided to check this out. It was a great decision. We traveled with our ten year old and he loved it as well. The museum is so interesting and they have some hands on displays. So much information. We took... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The house and the grounds are well maintained making it an easy and pleasant way to learn about the Edison and Ford history.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My husband's cousin and his wife visited us in February. One of the things they asked to do was to see the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The four of us went and had a great experience. We did the entire tour which included the museum, Edison's laboratory, Edison's home and Ford's home, and the beautiful grounds. Our guide was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I love it here. The grounds are lovely and the view by the river is beautiful. I greatly enjoyed the self guided tour and the audio facts you can learn from the handhelds at the different stations around the estates. And of course I didn't leave without a souvenir T-shirt and a lovely little plant. I enjoyed all the history... More 

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I went years ago when My mom lived in Ft. Myers. It was a very nice visit, it was my first time to florida and the visit will always be in my memory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We arrived nice and early for our visit and it was reasonably quiet so we could enjoy this beautiful attraction at our own pace. From the first moment we were captivated and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The audio devices are brilliant and enhanced the tour giving us lots of background information . This is definitely the highlight of our stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Museum was very impressive with various collections, especially Edison's. Their homes were wonderful to tour also. There is so much to learn about both of these pioneers. Great way to spend a few hours in Fort Myers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The 'Behind the Scenes' tour is well worth the price. Yes, you do get to go through the homes and yes, the guides are superb! The history is abundant and well explained. You get a good education on how much goes into being accurate and complete in restoration and preservation work. It's so sad to read negative comments about the... More 

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Additional Information about Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Address: 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: +1 239-334-7419
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20

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