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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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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...more
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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+1 239-334-7419
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"audio tour"
in 377 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 156 reviews
"american history"
in 60 reviews
"these men"
in 59 reviews
"banyan trees"
in 76 reviews
"his inventions"
in 57 reviews
"own pace"
in 167 reviews
"great history"
in 63 reviews
"self guided"
in 84 reviews
"lots of history"
in 44 reviews
"step back in time"
in 64 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 73 reviews
"edison ford"
in 91 reviews
"winter home"
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"on display"
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"interesting place"
in 47 reviews
"gift shop"
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We arrived at the Estates on Mother's Day - the weather was pleasant but there was a bit of cloud off in the distance. Because of the potential threat of thunderstorms and lightning strikes within 10 miles, the river side of the Estate was off...More

Thank ButterflyGalFlorida
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the stormy day we visited, the estates were off limits for safety reasons, but we were very satisfied with the large museum about Ford and Edison. There was enough that a second visit is definitely worth the time. You might need a second visit...More

1  Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first but not our last time here. Took a few wrong turns and ended up in a parking lot away from the main entrance and ticket counter (if you want to see everything you need a pass $25.00/person). The Estate covers a lot of...More

Thank Olaf H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing piece of history. An absolutely beautiful place to visit. This may be one of the top things we did on vacation! It's a must see when in the area!

Thank Bcrots88
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit. My hubby loves cars, I love gardening... we both love history. It was such a glorious day. We took a tour and our guide made it very interesting. He provided interesting tidbits. The grounds are lovely. The homes...More

Thank Katherine Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit strolling around the beautiful buildings and gardens at the Ford Edison Winter Estates. Lots of information about their lives, friendship and work, all very interesting. Appreciated the unexpected bonus of a Mother's Day free entrance, thank you!

Thank smallessexfarmers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is educational and lovely. Fabulous gardens with rare plants surround Thomas Edison’s Winter home. And Henry Ford’s winter home is next door. You can tour the lab that Edison actually worked in. We take our house guests there whenever we can. It’s best done...More

Thank sanditoes11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Florida and like history do not miss to visit this great museum. We have already visítd the Ford museum in Detroit we liked it also. But with visiting this museum you can get a complett impression about the connection great founder...More

Thank Urban U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, we never realized Ford n Edison even knew each other let alone the friendship so that was the beginning of us being enlightened! We did the full tour n it was worth every penny. Taylor, our guide, was so good and seemed to have...More

1  Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the audio tour, which includes a phone style hand held speaker, which informs at each numbered location. The gardens and house are beautiful, with many of the buildings restored to their original state. Although you can’t enter the houses, the windows and doors...More

Thank Andy E
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Holly R
20 May 2018|
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
this time of year you should be ok during the week
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Vicky W
22 March 2018|
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Response from oliverfurtado | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s $25 for self audio tour and $30 for a guided tour I think there’s a senior discount and kids also
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Millpond05
24 February 2018|
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Response from stylusx | Reviewed this property |
Usually safe to show up and buy tickets.
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