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“Beautiful estates, low-key” 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 100 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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“Beautiful estates, low-key”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had a very relaxing stroll around the grounds, and there is a self-guided audio that tells you all about each stop along the way. It was nice being able to walk anywhere you wanted on the grounds without having to just stay on the path. It was peacful, beautiful landscaping (and there were signs so you knew what the plants were - nice touch!), and it was interesting to see the houses. There were interesting videos as well in one of the cottages and back in the museum itself. It was pretty amazing to realize all the things that Edison was involved in and to see all the old pictures. Very much worth the time!!!

Visited April 2013
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“Beyond Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

What a truly beautiful place!! Really shows the charming beauty of Florida as well as fasinating history of Mr. Edison and Mr.Ford. We toured with our 4 and 6-year old girls who also loved it. The basic self-guided tour comes with a hand held (almost large remote control shaped) speaker that you use as you walk through the grounds, the kids LOVED that! Love the old florida history and gorgeous grounds and plants. Every staff member was super friendly and extensively knowledgable. Beautiful and fun family day. We will absolutely be going back!

Visited April 2013
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“Where's Mr. Edison?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This a beautiful home to tour. It is so authentic that we kept expecting Thomas Edison to be working in one of the rooms. The only reason that I did not say excellent is that there is a lot of walking and you have to wait for a tour.

Visited December 2012
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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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“Electrifing!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Had a great tour, would definitely go back again. The renovations are great.
Had a great time..Will definitely take my friends back again......

Visited March 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“The Estate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

What a great place to tour and move back in time. We have been several times, once a Christmas when the lights made the whole area sparkle. Great take for one and all.

Visited January 2013
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