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Burroughs Home & Gardens

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Address: 2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
Phone Number: +1 239-337-0706
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social...

Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of Nelson & Adeline Burroughs, and so much more await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Guided Historical Tours are conducted by reservation only, at 11am. Days available for RSVP are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, pending accessibility of the property. Admission is $10 for Seniors 60 & up, $12 for Adults. For groups of ten (10) or more, Tours with Lunch on Mona's Dancing Porch are available. Please contact venue for details. Parking is located across the street, behind the Langford-Kingston Home. (2500 First Street) Recommended arrival time: 10:45am.

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A friend and I took the guided tour of the Borroughs Home and Garden. We were with a group of 6 other people. We were able to ask all our questions and spend adequate time in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burroughs Home and Gardens is the Perfect Historic Riverfront Venue. We walked among live oaks and lush gardens, relaxed in a rocking chair on the veranda and watched the river roll gently by....We joined Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they shared the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers' oldest homes - The Burroughs Home.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I took the guided tour of the Borroughs Home and Garden. We were with a group of 6 other people. We were able to ask all our questions and spend adequate time in each room. Enjoyed all the history and gossip about the family. I plan to go again when the house (and the house across the... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

1030am 23 Oct 2016 I'm in town for family day at the local college, dressed for a brunch for my daughters sorority. We, my wife, daughters, and in-laws decided to stop by because we had some time to kill before brunch. As I drove by, handy parking signs were our front and more signs pointed to the front door, seemingly... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This historic home sits right on the river. Beautiful open air event pavillion sits behind the howe right near the river. I have had the food from Webster's Catering and it was outstanding!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This home is not only old and interesting but is also on the historic list. The interior and appointments are magnificent and the docents are very interesting and informative.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The home is very pretty and it's nice to see it decorated for Christmas, however, it was so crowded the evening that we went that we found it hard to enjoy it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very nicely decorated for the holiday season with time honoring decorations. Beautiful home with interesting antiques.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Took a special Saturday 1 hour+ tour of the Burroughs House. Tour consists of visit to most rooms in house including a walk back to a party pavilion where weddings and special events are held. Prior to and after the tour you can sip lemonade and enjoy cookies and pastries on the mansion front and or side porch. Very informative... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Burroughs Home & Gardens is definitely a hidden gem in the Ft. Myers area. My husband and I stumbled upon it online and when we took the tour, we fell in love. I've seen another review that sounded similar to what I am about to say. When we first did the tour, we were promised certain details by a... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great Christmas experience. The houses are all decorated for the season, and carols are being sung, middle school bands play. Great family experience.

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