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“Change of Pace” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-334-7419
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Ranked #4 of 53 attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Estates Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Estates Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Geraldton, Canada
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“Change of Pace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A nice change after long lines at other attractions, the spring brake people are still here but they were not at the museum on this day. We enjoyed a leisurely 3 hours waddling around on a bright warm spring day trying unsuccessfully to see and read everything. I thought it was a bit steep @ $20.00 ea. for a self guided tour but there are 20 acres for them to maintain so maybe I'm just me being cheap. So do go and enjoy.

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“Very historic and very interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Edison's genius is everywhere at this estate. Wonderful setting on the river. No access to interior but porches provide excellent views. Edison family still owns all the furnishings and artifacts, hence limited interior access, but don't allow that to stop you.

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Cape Coral
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“We are museum members”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This makes a great day trip for you and you kids/grandchildren. Even when the say they don't want to go, the always have had a good time and they actually learn somethimg each time. The only problem: the throngs of people who go there as well and the lines to get tickets. If it is possible, don't go during spring break time!

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Ft. Lauderdale
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“Wonderful museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This was one of the best museums I have been to. So informative. You can choose a guide or go alone. And each room has a video with close caption. It was so interesting. A MUST SEE

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Burlington, Vermont
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“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.

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