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“Great experience” 5 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 #2 of 52 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is really cool to see where they did some of their work, and both Edison and Ford. You cannot go inside the homes, just view them through windows. The gardens are beautiful. Edison's laboratory is really cool to see, but you cannot walk around. The museum is very nice too, and has lots of artifacts.

Visited December 2012
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“A MUST SEE in Fort Myers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

An authentic look into Ford and Edison's "winter homes" and their contributions to the community of Fort Myers. A guided tour featuring Beautiful Estates on the Caloosahatchee River where the rich history is palpable! The most amazing Banions and lush vegetation add to the experience, but RARE in climate weather really is a factor-as it is a walking tour in and outside.

Visited February 2013
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“Take all of your visitors here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I enjoyed taking several house guests here so much that I became a member of the Estates and now go all year long to catch the changes over the various seasons. A special highlight for my grand daughters is going every year to the Christmas events where both Edison's and Ford's estates are decorated inside and out as they would have been during the era they lived there. The entire property is decked out and is magical to see!

Visited December 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Edison estates”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place to go and see xmas lights and here local children sing xmas caroles.gets us in the xmas spirt.

Visited November 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Tourista Loco!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Since they fired the volunteer local citizen Docants with a real interest and long history preserving this historic property it has lost its "color". Well kept grounds and a summer home plus a lab of a great man of letters, it's now just another Commercial venture without a soul. Expect a leisurely walk, canned presentations and a hands off approach. If your putting checks in the blocks this one gets a small x.

Visited October 2013
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