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Burroughs Home & Gardens

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Address: 2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
Phone Number: 12393379505
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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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Christmas - time visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jowens73
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Greenwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Ft. Myers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a little gem of a museum! Beautifully maintained it has rotating and permanent exhibits which are both varied and extremely well executed. We try to visit the museum 6 to 7 times a year, and have never been disappointed. The staff is exceptionally courteous and knowledgeable and museum has a small but interesting and well provisioned gift shop.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I went with a group of women for a private tour of the Burroughs House. The historian knew her stuff and made it very enjoyable. Afterwards we had a catered lunch on the veranda which was not included in the price of the tour. I think reservations are a must.

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I have spent the last three days on the toilet after the wedding reception here. I started throwing up several hours after leaving, and have had to take off work due to the necessity of being near my toilet. I wish that this was made up, but there have been at least three other guests who have also been sick... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The Burroughs Home is reminder of early Fort Myers history and the lives of the wealthy in the early 1900's. The riverfront location is lovely. A perfect setting got a wedding or party.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Very beautiful place, except, during the wedding ceremony, I noticed that the linen table clothers were wrinkled, I could hardly hear the vows, due to the loud traffic. My drink was taken away from me 3 times. Bathroom was outside.....strange....

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