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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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Wonderful home!

We went during Christmas time and saw the house decorated with all types of trees and holiday decorations. It's an amazing home and property, sitting right on the river. Enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went during Christmas time and saw the house decorated with all types of trees and holiday decorations. It's an amazing home and property, sitting right on the river. Enjoy the stroll back in time while wandering the house. Don't forget to walk the grounds. They are beautiful. A perfect spot

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

An unique historic home - great sightseeing - very interesting and they give you a wonderful overall tour - great place to host weddings and meetings. Very historic must

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Burroughs home is a historic house in Fort Myers dating back to 1901. The tour is at 11am and lasts for about an hour and a half. My husband and I arranged the visit by contacting the coordinator by e mail. We had the most wonderful docent called Natasha who was a natural storyteller. We felt as though we... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 337-0706
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers

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