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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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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Garden art show

I lot of fun at this historic site. The garden and art show also had food trucks including crepes. The art display was beautiful.

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Clarence, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I lot of fun at this historic site. The garden and art show also had food trucks including crepes. The art display was beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited other estates (like Flager's in Palm Beach and Ringling's in Sarasota) and this is so different and so much more significant. While those others were lavish, this is a beautiful, pleasant place, but it also reflects the contributions these men made to our technology. The museum and Edison's lab give a glimpse of their work and friendship. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a relief to escape from the world of freeways and cell phones. I spent an afternoon wandering around this enormous, well-kept estate - ducking a few afternoon sprinkles of rain. And, through the wonderfully re-created settings displayed in the Edison home, the laboratory, the Ford home, and museum - I could imagine living in that bygone time. There were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful experience that puts a great perspective on the historical contributions of Edison and Ford. Well-maintained and well-informed staff. A special thank-you to Robert (in the lab) for the extra time he took to tell us about the lab. His enthusiasm and depth of knowledge were a treasure.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two geniuses who were neighbors? Oh, if those walls could speak, what interesting tales would they tell? The sprawling property is beautiful and the laboratory and car barns are wonderful to see. These spaces provide just a glimmer of the spark that kept these men going, but it's an inspirational place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to see the Christmas lights and took the guided tour. It was much more entertaining than I was expecting. Not being a big history buff I thought I would get bored pleasantly not the case.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The winter home of Edison, íncluding one of his laboratories and his wife's lovely gardens was fascinating. Ford"s home, which he only used about two weeks each year was also interesting. The guided tour was well worth the money. I wish we had allotted more time for the museum. It was much bigger than we expected and was very well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time here lots to see and learn watched part of the two hour movie on Ford and learned a lot of the positive and negative of a man ahead of his time. Can easily be 2 hour of just highlights to 6 hours to take it all in. Can do general trip for $20 or add $5 for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in Fort Myers almost 15 years....finally went here to explore the grounds. We did the self guided audio tour, a little pricey at 25 bucks a person but we enjoyed ourselves. The grounds are well maintained and the history that was shared was very interesting and informative. It is definitely a must see if interested in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our Grandchildren to see the mansion with Christmas decorations. They loved the history and the new light show done to Christmas music. This is one of the best places to take holiday guests, but do it after dark.

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