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Burroughs Home & Gardens

2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239 337-0706
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Ranked #24 of 51 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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FT MYERS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this is an amazing home along the Caloosahatche rive in ft myers. It is a inexpensive and wonderful Christmas experience. For only $5.00 you can tour two homes, decorated for the holidays, and have cookies too. It is open for tours in the summer, but hours are limited. It is available for private parties and wedding receptions. Beautiful spot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This home speaks charm with a gem nestled in down town along the water. The interior is beautiful, well maintained exterior with wrap around porch and gardens. Downside is tours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11am only. But they do host weddings!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I had a groupon for this historic place. No where did it specify that you have to take a tour of the home and only at specific times. We were late for the last tour and the woman was quite rude to us feeling that we were some kind of morons for not knowing that you have to take a... More

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ALEXANDRIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We enjoyed the tour through the Burroughs Home in Fort Myers. Only one tour is presented per day, $12 per adult, at 11am, and guests cannot walk through on their own. Check the website to ensure the home is open the day you plan to visit. Parking is across the street, behind the brick house. The docent who provided our... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Don't miss this gem because it's not open every day. Many historic homes can no longer afford to be open daily. I found the hours for tours on their website. That said, full disclosure, this is one of my favorite historic homes and I've toured many over the years. This was my second visit to the Burroughs home, the first... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

You may drive all of the way here to find it closed. It is not open very often. I couldn't find literature so had no idea it wasn't open regular hours. There was a lady there, but she wouldn't even let us walk on the porch and peek in. We drove all the way from Naples to see this home.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A visit to southwest Florida is amplified in character by visiting the period loyal homes of three nationally renowned camping buddies (as well as Harvey Firestone) who shared proximate Fort Myers snowbird status, Ford for a short time, Edison over many years, and John Burroughs, America's teddy bear foremost naturalist of his day. I remember being compelled to read some... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We took the tour of the Burroughs House with a well versed docent who was full of historical information of the family as well as Ft Myers as it was. The house was a kit house which surprised me.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A look at history and lifestyle that fascinates and educates. A perfect companion to the Edison Home next door.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Ft Myers is known for its beaches and the sun but visiting the Burroughs Home and Gardens is the way it was back in the day.Burroughs was a friend of Tom Edison who also was a snow bird in Ft Myers. The house allows us to view the way it was, large porches, view of the river,and a home to... More

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