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“Pricey but pretty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
+1 239-334-7419
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Ranked #1 of 103 things to do in Fort Myers
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy seeing the winter residences of famous inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. There are historical buildings, award-winning gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Inventors Museum. The museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. Edison Ford offers many tour options, including special "Inside the Homes" and "Inside the Laboratory" Tours on select days. The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German and French. Historian led tours are also offered in German and Spanish on select days. Group tours can be arranged in advance. River cruises are offered daily and dining options are available, including waterfront dining.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Burlington, Vermont
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Pricey but pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We opted for the self guided audio tour $20 per adult, which was great. The signs provide more info though. Loved the Ford house, can I move in? Great stroll through gardens and exhibits, great to sit and take in the river view.

Visited March 2013
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Oviedo, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our whole reason for coming to Ft. Myers was to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estate. We weren't disappointed! Besides the actual estate and garden there was a museum and and Eidson's lab. It was all well presented and you didn't feel rushed. The botanical was amazing! Could have spent all day there. It is great for the entire family. We also highly suggest checking out downtown Fort Myers and doing a historic walking tour. You get even more history of the area and how significant it was to Florida's development.

Visited March 2013
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Louisville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An electrifying experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at this tour of the Edison and Ford winter homes! I arrived early in the day and signed up for the 10:00 am guided tour conducted by David. It was very well organized with an overview of the life and times of Edison and Ford. We moved to a walking tour of the grounds which were very well maintained and beautiful with orchids in bloom which were lovingly tended by Mrs. Edison. I would reccomend arriving early as the museum was crowded when I finished the tour at 11:30. I learned so much from this visit and commend the people of Ft. Myers for keeping the accomplishments of Mr.Edison alive for us to enjoy.

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tieton wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The most interesting fact I learned was that Ford worked for Edison in his early years. It's amazing to see how the industrial revolution evolved and its transformation. This is a must see.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Must see in Ft. Myers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Edison and Ford estates in Ft. Myers is worth visiting.
The Edison museum, in particular is fascinating - a lot to see.
And the grounds are beautiful - especially the variety of exotic trees - amazing.
Take the guided tour for a lot of interesting information - great stories about 2 very interesting people.
And, you can picnic.

Visited March 2013
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