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Address: 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 337-0706
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Description: Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social...
Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time.Living History Tours are available Tuesday-Friday at 11:00am for $12. Walk-ins are welcome.
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Great option for wedding reception (with a caveat)

Our friends' wedding reception was recently held at this venue. The cocktail hour in the home itself was nice and the house IS lovely. The new Pavilion at the back of the property... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Litchfield Park, Arizona, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been coming here for over 20 years for special events--weddings, private parties and it has such southern Florida charm inside and outside with the magnificent views on the Caloosahatchee...a fun walk down "memory lane" with all the items inside the home.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our friends' wedding reception was recently held at this venue. The cocktail hour in the home itself was nice and the house IS lovely. The new Pavilion at the back of the property is really lovely and a nice size. My only complaint is the bathroom facilities (or lack thereof). Having one toilet each for the ladies and gents is... More 

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Naples, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Offering a tour of the house build in 1901, which starts at 11 am, this house is a piece of history and well worth the time. Located within blocks of downtown Fort Myers the house offers a view of the early days of Fort Myers and the people who lived thers.

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Ft Myers, Fl
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited the house around Christmas time. It was beautifully decorated throughout the whole house. Staff knowledge on the history related to the house was limited. Beautiful period piece.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Beautiful home and grounds with very interesting history of the Burroughs family. Definitely worth the time and small fee charged. Add lunch and shopping in downtown Ft. Myers and you have a great day trip!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Being a downtown resident, I walk and drive past this home on near a daily basis. I love architecture, especially the old victorian style homes. So, when we had the chance to take the tour during the Christmas lights show that they do, we jumped at the chance. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed in the condition of the home.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is an amazingly well preserved home from a forgotten era of time and elegance the guides thru the home are full of stories the the race and history.

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Leiden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Being a tourist. I could not find the place in time for the once a day tour. I just got lost.. When I arrived the tour had already started, I rang the bell, saw the tour just behind the door, but no one reacted, not even to say, sorry, you are too late.. How rude!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

When they have this home all decked out for Christmas it is breathtaking. A must see during the holiday season. Other than then it is just a wonderful home tour..very much worth the time and effort to see.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You need to visit it when the lights are on at Christmas time. It's very busy but worth the effort. I haven't seen it out of Christmas season yet but will as there's a lot of restored history.

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