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“Going back in time.” 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Minnesota
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“Going back in time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is definately worth the time to visit. I don't always like these types of attractions but this was so unique and such a piece of history that I found myself falling behind the others in my group as I checked everything out more closely. I could have spent more time there. I never knew these two great men were close until I visited this. I found it extremely fascinating. It really was like going back in time.

Visited March 2013
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Newport Beach, CA
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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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clearwater
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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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