We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Burroughs Home & Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 337-0706
Website
Improve this listing
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
A must at Christmas

Only open abt 10 days in December. Lovely exterior white lights. Every inch of Interior of both houses and partial grounds decorated for Christmas. Architecture and furniture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CallieFortMyers
,
Fort Myers
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Fort Myers
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only open abt 10 days in December. Lovely exterior white lights. Every inch of Interior of both houses and partial grounds decorated for Christmas. Architecture and furniture very interesting. Reasonable entrance fee. Great for kids and adults. Includes a Santa.

Helpful?
Thank CallieFortMyers
Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had our wedding there because of the beautiful water views. When it reained and a curveball was thrown at us, Jenna was amazing and took care of everything. Highly recommend this location. The pavilion was a great backup plan and staff was great.

Helpful?
Thank sedwards2315
Fishers, Indiana
Level Contributor
420 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Georgian architecture home built in the early 1900's. Beautifully decorated in period furnishings. You can tell this home was one of the centerpiece homes in the area. I suggest you call and make a tour reservation since this home is not open everyday. Also if you are interested and if you have a group of 10... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SmokiesJunkie
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Fantastic example of early 1900 historic home in Fort Myers. Daily tours, very reasonable. On the river. When built was the house in this area.

Helpful?
1 Thank Hotfoodie2
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Toured this week to see their Christmas lights and decorated rooms. Each room in the house was decorated in a different Christmas theme. It was great!

Helpful?
Thank Bruce L
Labelle, FL
Level Contributor
113 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Wait till after dark to see all the lights. Park off downtown and walk over. Ft. Myers Police were helping traffic control and making it much safer to cross the road on a Friday evening. We appreciate their presence. For $5.00 per person it is a great value. The insides are fantastic. Each room has a theme and are decorated... More 

Helpful?
Thank James J
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went for a luncheon and tour with a Red Hats group during the Christmas season when the house was decorated. Great experience in a very historic setting.

Helpful?
Thank PatsyCanuck
MD
Level Contributor
74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This was a fun side trip to see this gorgeous home which has turned into museum. This looks like a great place for a wedding! History as well as timed artifacts is what makes this a gem and a not to be missed. You will need to make a reservation to visit though......

Helpful?
Thank JMS664
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I am a new resident to Cape Coral and had to see this . I was not disappointed, Price is right and so beautiful. The turn of the century homes are spectacular and majestic and reminiscent of the old days as any Downton Abby fan can attest to. The Christmas lighting is wondrous and the rooms were decorated so beautifully.... More 

Helpful?
Thank linny918
Rio Vista
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We attend the opening night of the Holiday House tour. The Burroughs home was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The docents we're knowledgable and interesting. This is a must see when visiting Fort Myers.

Helpful?
Thank Terirv

Travelers who viewed Burroughs Home & Gardens also viewed

Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Burroughs Home & Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Burroughs Home & Gardens and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
18 days ago
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
11 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Burroughs Home & Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?