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Burroughs Home & Gardens

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Small but interesting property.

This is a small but interesting property with a surprising amount of local history tied to it... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Lovely stately house on the river

Built in 1901, The Burroughs House is one of the very few remaining houses of that era left... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
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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...more
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2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
+1 239-337-0706
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an event here and they were kicking us out before our time slot was even up. It cost $2,000 to have our event there and not only were they pushing us out before our time was up but the director was yelling at...More

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is a small but interesting property with a surprising amount of local history tied to it. Recommended for lovers of old houses and local history.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

One of the best historical tours all in one place. So many interesting details. The tour begins with a brief intro re: home and gardes....you can even sit on the furniture! Then proceed to exploring each floor, most rooms, and the beautiful gardens on the...More

Thank CLP1012
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

It was too difficult to get a reservation. We had to call two people! Both of the calls were answered by an automated voice messaging system. They told us to email another person! We decided not to go. Too much work to see a house....More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great locale for cocktail party/ dinner event or historical tour. The house alone is worth the visit. But so is the back yard and river. Our night was a benefit even and 250 participants didn’t overwhelm the place.

Thank philh708
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Built in 1901, The Burroughs House is one of the very few remaining houses of that era left standing on the Caloosahatchee River. Our tour guide Pat did a great job telling us about the history and the family.

1  Thank 978betsyk
Reviewed January 11, 2018

A pretty home , with lots of porch. A little hard to get to. Fort Myers has one way streets down town. This home is not mention in the AAA maps or book. The Burroughs were friends with the Firestones, Edisons and Fords.

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Walked through both homes which were decorated for Christmas . Have wanted to see inside these homes for several years, and wasn’t disappointed. Staff very informative of the history of both homes!

Thank bill_of_prospect
Reviewed December 18, 2017

I was with a group of 11 who took the Christmas tour. Living in Ft Myers for 4 years and it was my first time there. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I would recommend it for locals and visitors. Something I did not...More

Thank joanne571
Reviewed December 2, 2017

I have no info on the tour...but.. Attended a gorgeous wedding on a beautiful November afternoon. Marriage ceremony was held on the lawn - had a slight cool breeze from the river, Cocktail party before the reception was extremely nice - though with all the...More

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Leith C
May 1, 2018|
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Response from joanne571 | Reviewed this property |
It would be about a 30 minute drive. The Burroughs home in in the downtown/river area
November 29, 2017|
Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
Check on line I was there other than holiday.
Patricia K
December 12, 2016|
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Response from PianoTuner | Reviewed this property |
The home is 3 stories - no elevator - First floor wheel chair possibly. Reservations are always good. See their website for more information - Google it.