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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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+1 239-334-7419
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All reviews audio tour grounds are beautiful banyan trees american history these men his inventions own pace great history light bulbs self guided step back in time lots of history edison ford christmas lights winter home on display interesting place
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I along with our daughters thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Edison and Ford Winter estates while on a recent trip to the Fort Myers area. We did a guided walking tour and were thoroughly impressed by how informative and entertaining it...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very pretty light exhibit. The grounds are beautiful and the lights are too. I wish they would've had some food at night. They sold liquor, but no food. It would be nice for some food truck options in the parking lot at night. It was...More

Thank mercya890
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on the guided tour, thought it was pricy, considering there were few buildings. Nice artifacts in the museum.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The reviews recommend people spend 2hrs here we spent 4hours! The houses are wonderful to walk round, the audio tour is informative. The museum & lab fascinating. There is a really informative film within the museum about Edison & Ford. Entrance was 25 dollars &...More

Thank ExplorerBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

We take out of town company to the Estates. Nice to walk the grounds and see the gardens. Usually spend a little over and hour there. Nice gift shop and garden center there too with reasonably priced flowers & plants for purchase.

Thank C P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit to see Edison’s and fords winter estates it probably was for the older gardener type person but was certainly interesting especially the work shops , enjoyed seeing the gardens

Thank citymikeuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple hours here during a holiday weekend. Wasn’t too crowded. Much more to see than I anticipated. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Make sure to visit on a day with decent weather. The audio tour is pretty well done, too. Our kids we...More

Thank BeakerTX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected a guided tour and thoroughly recommend this option. We comfortably spent around 2 and half hours exploring the estate, laboratory and museum. We learnt so much about Edison, his family, especially his wife Mina. I had not realised what a prolific inventor Edison...More

Thank SanibelGirl6033
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinated with how nature provided the things for Edison to create his products with simple tools and his gift of seeing the future.

Thank Wes H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a guided tour which I recommend over the available audio tour. People using the audio guides were hanging around our group listening to our guide give us all kinds of information about the Edison & Ford families. I had absolutely no idea Thomas...More

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caxambas1
December 6, 2018|
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Response from Dwight48 | Reviewed this property |
While I am not absolutely certain, I am quite certain it is wheel-chair friendly. To be certain, you can go to their website where you can ask questions such as this.
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Holly R
May 20, 2018|
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Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
this time of year you should be ok during the week
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Vicky W
March 21, 2018|
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Response from oliverfurtado | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s $25 for self audio tour and $30 for a guided tour I think there’s a senior discount and kids also
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