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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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We didn't pay for the tour (2.5 hrs for $20) because it simply took too long. We're sure the Ford & Edison houses were very nice, there were lots of photos in the gift shop, but... read more

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't pay for the tour (2.5 hrs for $20) because it simply took too long. We're sure the Ford & Edison houses were very nice, there were lots of photos in the gift shop, but we opted out. We did use the restrooms, gift shop, and walked among the giant Banyan trees....very nice hr. The gift shop has some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a nice place to go with family. You can choose to walk with a guide or rent audio to get the tour in the museum. It has stores, places where you can eat and clean bathrooms. I highly recommend it.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Edison and Ford Winter Estates are lovely estates and an attraction that offers a glimpse into American history. A family friendly environment that is a great educational experience for children and adults alike. Also a great tourist attraction or for locals looking to learn more about what Ford and Edison brought to Florida. I went around Christmas time and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While traveling through Ft Meyers for business, I stumbled upon this amazing museum. If you have electricity in your house and drive a car you had better see how these two amazing inventors spent their time making our lives easier! I decided on the audio tour so I had the option to walk around at my own pace. You could... More 

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Avon Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice and interesting. Plan on at least a half day to see the Estate. After a $13 million renovation with the purpose of putting it back as Edison had it back in the day it has changed since my last trip about 20 years ago.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this state the museums, the houses and the land Overall is a g ood experience You can get some of the tropical plants too

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must stop for everyone. Beautiful grounds, homes and museum. Gives you a look back in time about 2 outstanding men of history.

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ford Edison Estates offers many gardening classes and I try not to miss them! They are instructed by Master Gardeners and all have been worthwhile. It is just a peaceful place to just spend time and I have taken the audio tour which is very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss to visit the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 2014.

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Dana Point, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for anyone interested in learning more about these two incredible men! For one. I didn't know they were best friends! Edison invited Ford to visit Florida and when he and his family enjoyed it so much he built a house next door to Edison on the river. Beautiful grounds close to as they were back... More 

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