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Burroughs Home & Gardens

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Burroughs Home & Gardens

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2505 1st St First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
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CaptTrouble wrote a review Sep 2020
Hudson, Wisconsin7,113 contributions253 helpful votes
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This is a GORGEOUS 1901 Georgian Revival style mansion built for cattle rancher John T. Murphy. Each step of the construction progress was followed by the local newspaper, and its building kicked off a building boom in the area. The Murphy-Burroughs House, also known as the Burroughs Home and Gardens was added to the National Register of Historic places on August 1, 1984. During non-COVID times, there are historic tours of the property and private parties (event venue). If you are anywhere near Fort Myers during the December holiday season, you NEED to see this house at night. The decorations, which include dozens of small white lights, is amazing! Plan a trip to see it. I love going on walks during the holiday season, and the parties never seem to get out of hand. That in particular is nice since we have a condo nearby that overlooks the grounds.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Linda T wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Coral, Florida40 contributions5 helpful votes
The house was beautiful. Well worth the cost of $5.00. We also saw the house across the street. You need to go at least once.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Inspiration579162 wrote a review Jul 2019
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This is a beautiful old Florida venue for a wedding or a bachelor party or an anniversary party. You get the space and then you arrange for the catering and the service and everything else. A bit pricey and extremely popular. The popularity of the venue is its blessing and curse as a business. Sometimes there is a second booking nipping at the heels of your own event. This can be annoying at best, disastrous at the worst. Take your chances.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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John M wrote a review May 2019
Calgary56 contributions20 helpful votes
We were so fortunate to have Donna as our docent. She provided us with an excellent tour of the home which included many personal anecdotes of the Burroughs family and their friendship with the Edisons and Fords. The fact that it was only the two of us made it a totally individualized experience. Many thanks, Donna!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Victoria L wrote a review Mar 2019
California518 contributions148 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here! The docent was lovely, and thoroughly knowledgeable on the history of the area and the home itself. We enjoyed this much more than the Edison and Ford houses (which you don't really get to "see" on your visit there).
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Date of experience: March 2019
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