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Burroughs Home & Gardens

Address: 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 337-0706
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Ranked #14 of 33 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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.

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new york
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90 reviews 90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We had never been to Fort Myers before. We were lucky enough to be there for this holiday season. The Burroughs Home as well as the Lampert home across the street are not normally opened in the evening. During December, they were both opened and decorated for Christmas. This was a feast for the eyes- Each room was decorated beautifully.There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visited the location with my family, it was beautiful. I was taken by the original wood floors that were in immaculate condition. A must see, the children took pictures with Santa.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this during the Christmas open house in Dec. 2013 It is unbelievably beautifully decorated for the Holidays. They also have entertainment . Well worth it

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paciific grove
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

The interior of this spectacular 1899 home is completely original. How often do you see the interior of a home of this vintage that has not been painted over, chopped up or stripped of some interior detail. Purchased as a "catalogue" home from a builder/ architect in Kentucky, it was shipped here in 120 some rail cars and assembled on... More 

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FT MYERS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
58 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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