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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
Phone Number: +1 239-334-7419
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy...

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.

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The experience was good. The volunteers were all helpful and knowledgable about all of the exhibits. We enjoyed all of the beautiful landscaping and exotic plants. Great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The experience was good. The volunteers were all helpful and knowledgable about all of the exhibits. We enjoyed all of the beautiful landscaping and exotic plants. Great place to visit.

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Edison was an amazing inventor and scientist whose contributions extend far beyond the light bulb. I have visited the Ft Myers winter research lab museum four times and there are always some new things to see. The grounds are well maintained so you get a southern plantation feel, starting with a beautiful banyon tree! The old lab area has hundreds... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well kept estates with some interesting historical facts on each man. Also, some historical items worth a look in the museum. Nice afternoon with beautiful gardens! Hot trip in August but some areas are air conditioned. Worth a look!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of fun to see how Edison and the well-to-do lived in the 1920's. Especially interesting was the insight into Edison's creative genius. Be sure to spend time in the museum and see the exhibits. We went in peak of summer and it was HOT. Bring a bottle of water!

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Belton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely love the Edison & Ford winter estates. The grounds are breathtaking, and the history you'll learn is invaluable and so much fun. There are gardens and houses to walk through, and a really neat well kept above ground pool! One of the first things you'll see when parking is this HUGE Banyan tree. So cool!! Lots to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Fort Myers, this is a must see. The homes and grounds are just beautiful. If you are lucky enough to be here at Christmas you will get a bonus with their decorateing. Also on the grounds is Edison's laboratory.

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Estero
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have walked the Edison Ford estate many times. It is a must see for anyone living in or visiting the Fort Myers area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just loved the history behind the estate. Great architecture, great grounds, and I loved the history behind the banyan tree.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One thing I remember about the tour was that strollers were not permitted within the original structures! I wish I would have known that beforehand, and it makes perfect sense with the preservation of the buildings, but had to take turns with my mother-in-law to stay outside with the kids because there were too many for us to carry! Otherwise,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The two homes have great historical interest. Edison's lab has been in the process of being rehabbed and if it isn't done yet will be soon. The museum is full of his inventions and the story of their life's. Ford garage has a couple of his cars and once a year they have a model A and T club exhibit... More 

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