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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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 ford Edison museum was nice and the kids loved it my son is into Edison for inventing things. Was a nice place

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

the ford Edison museum was nice and the kids loved it my son is into Edison for inventing things. Was a nice place

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Until visiting here, I wasn't aware that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison knew one another, let alone vacationed together. A beautiful estate and beautifully preserved. We took the self guided audio tour which was informative, easy to follow and let's you wander at your leisure and backtrack if you care to. Allow around 2 hours or more to visit.

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Hurlock, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please allow yourself a few hours to see everything. We did the audio walking self tour!! GREAT!! Beautiful grounds, lots of information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds and we did the audio walking self guided tour. Allow about 45 minutes for the grounds and homes. You can peek in but can't go in, kind of a shame. Be mindful of the rapidly changing weather so you don't get caught in a storm. The museum is excellent but the laboratory is dark and you can only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a must see if you are in Southwest Florida. The landscape is beautiful, right on the river, the homes and lab are like looking back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After all the years of going to the Ft. Meyers area we finally got the chance to visit the Estates. Pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Not only was it a great history lesson, but the gardens and scenic views of the bay make it a beautiful place. Well worth the time spent!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great collection of artifacts of the early career of Thomas Edison. Insights include his personal life as well as professional life

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

One of the greatest attractions in Southwest Florida. You can take a beautiful stroll along the river and learn the history of Fort Myers and Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, they way they lived and their inventions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much history here. Thomas Edison was such brilliant man and creative mind. The house, grounds and laboratory allow you to visualize what what an interesting and inventive man he was. We always take first time Ft Myers visitors here. Now that Pinchers restaurant is accessible for lunch or a drink, it is a one stop destination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This complex include a nostalgic overview of both Thomas A Edisons and his neighbor Henry Fords retreats.It includes Edisons labs and gardens,with great views of the bay around Ft.Myers.

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