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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
Phone Number:
+1 239-334-7419
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy...

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 Inventors Museum. The museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. Edison Ford offers many tour options, including special "Inside the Homes" and "Inside the Laboratory" Tours on select days. The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German and French. Historian led tours are also offered in German and Spanish on select days. Group tours can be arranged in advance. River cruises are offered daily and dining options are available, including waterfront dining.

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I went here based on TA reviews. The guided tour is $30 for a little over an hour. They start on the hour. They do offer a $1 off for AAA and $2 off for retired military. I like... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here based on TA reviews. The guided tour is $30 for a little over an hour. They start on the hour. They do offer a $1 off for AAA and $2 off for retired military. I like guided tours so I can hear the tidbits of info that I otherwise would not know about. The admission included the... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was suggested that I take the Audio Tour-$25 USD and I think it was the best for me, so I could go at my own speed.. They will supply you with a map and a portable speaker that offers 5 languages. The suggested time was 2.5 hours but it was hot and I decided to sit often and go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the Edison and Ford estates fascinating. I had not known that Edison and Ford had winter homes in Fort Myers. Seeing how these American giants lived was enthralling. It look me back to a simpler time in American history. The grounds are filled with many varieties of ficus plants and especially impressive are the banyan trees. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our winter stay in Naples, we drove to Fort Myers to tour the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. We arrived in early afternoon and had to park in the outlier parking area ... it was that busy. Even though it was "crowded" it did not seem like it when doing the self guided tour (we opted for this using... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably my fourth visit and always a great one. Excellent place for out of town visitors - interesting, informative guides, wonderful historical information.

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Four hour visit here and could have been longer. Didn't use or take any of the tours but felt the exhibits were interesting enough. Very well kept. A must see for every one.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting we went on the 12:30 tour the young lady was very interesting. Beautiful day and enjoyable tour. We also toured the lavatory

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Florida, we spent the day at The Edison & Food Winter Estates. So much history!!! I didn't realize how many inventions that Thomas Edison was responsible for creating. My husband, an audio engineer really enjoyed seeing the museum with it's generators, huge light bulbs, phonographs, etc. We also enjoyed seeing the evolution of The Ford... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting every year at Christmas was a family tradition until this year. The prices to visit at night have gone up every year without any justification.

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So many glowing reviews of this wonderful place. All true! The foundation does a fantastic job managing this property. Kudos to them!

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