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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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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 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Edison and Ford Winter estates. We very much enjoyed the self guided tour, with the hand held information devices, so we could wander at our own pace. The homes and grounds were in terrific condition. Lovely view and fascinating information from...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our second visit there - previously 30+ years ago! We were just as impressed with the tour of the homes, the beautiful botanical gardens as we were the first time! The people working there were very nice and helpful. We bought a year...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must do visit whether local or visiting. So very interesting, especially seeing the lab and a light bulb that has been buring for years on end. Must visit during Christmas.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I never really thought about the fact that Edison and Ford were friends, no less having winter estates in Fort Myers, Florida ( although Ford spent very little time there).the tour was very good and the guide was very well prepared and had excellent answers...More

1  Thank Lloyd T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a terrific attraction. We have been there three times. An especially wonderful time to go is in the late fall and winter, for their Christmas Festival of Lights. The estate is beautifully decorated then --- even more so than it usually is. Tons...More

2  Thank Kay T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are so cool to see. The homes have been restored and are beautiful to see. The number of fruit trees and flowering plants are amazing. The audio tour was fine but I’d consider doing the guided tour the next...More

1  Thank Cyndi R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

NOW I understand the Edison Ford "connection", how General Electric came to be, what a diverse & amazingly creative individual Thomas Edison really was. The museum is incredibly well-arranged, blends interactive exhibits & videos with the annotated/captioned "artifacts" from Edison's laboratory & botanical ventures to...More

1  Thank E B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates very much. We had all ages in our group from 3 to 72 and everyone had a great day. The estates are very interesting as is the museum. They even have a section for...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much in a short time! Best part for me was crossing MacGregor and exploring the grounds on the water. Worth the price, and don' forget the gift shop!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit was for a plant show. When the holiday season rolled around we bought memberships and made multiple trips to see the light displays. Since then, we've attended car shows, more plant shows and a few other tours to see the different plants...More

Thank periphery10
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Holly R
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Jack H | 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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Millpond05
February 23, 2018|
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Response from stylusx | Reviewed this property |
Usually safe to show up and buy tickets.
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