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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 #33 of 103 things to do in Fort Myers
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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1,051 reviews 1,051 reviews
813 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Fort Myers, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited this 'private' house to see their Christmas lights. It was only $5 adult entry, but very busy and not able to really spend time admiring the individual room themes. There certainly was no 'grounds' to speak of; just a somewhat hazardous (lots of potential trip hazards) walk down to a nearside view of the traffic heading over the river... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Burroughs Home all dressed up for Christmas, beyond beautiful. It was just a $5.00 donation to walk through the two homes and they must have had $50,000 worth of decorations.

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new york
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93 reviews 93 reviews
7 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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