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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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This is a walking tour of winter homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison and one of Edison's... read more

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museum is great,Firestone and Edison were so bright ,unbelievable! Nice stroll by the river... read more

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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 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a walking tour of winter homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison and one of Edison's laboratories. It was an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Homes are well preserved with period furnishings. Young children would probably be bored

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Reviewed yesterday

museum is great,Firestone and Edison were so bright ,unbelievable! Nice stroll by the river finished a great afternoon👍

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy history or botany you will love this tour. You will basically have three types of tours: 1 viewing the actual Edison and Ford estate houses and grounds which we found very interesting. 2 visiting the Museum and lab that teaches you about...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been a member foe a few years always a great place to spend some time . Always something different grabs your attention. Need to visit more than once. Look out for the Christmas lights !

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably the most famous place in Southwest Florida, and/or most noteworthy; a must for taking out of town visitors. The tour is nice enough, and the tour guides are helpful; Difficult to handle if the weather is too hot. A lot of good history and...More

Thank Columbus321
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy to find and plenty of parking. Nice shop with lots of choices and plants from their green house. Expensive, $20 each for a self guided experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have to admit, I like to think of myself as a "wizened old senior citizen" who thought I'd listened well in school when we were taught about Edison, but I had no idea how many inventions in addition to the electric light bulb, Thomas...More

Thank Patije S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were traveling the Florida gulf coast and found the attraction in a travel brochure. We decided to stop there and am very glad we did. Maintenance of the properties, buildings and interiors was excellent. It was great to walk the grounds...More

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is well worth a visit, beautiful setting and educational. Certainly learned a lot. We decided on the Audio Tour, you get your own head set, so you can really go at your own pace and have a good look. Make time to go, you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The guided tour is a must here. Maxine, our tour guide was extremely informative and so sweet! She made the tour very enjoyable. The guided tour is so much better than walking around alone. We wouldn't have known half as much if we didn't have...More

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anita h
21 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Property representative |
Good morning, The $30 fee is for a historian-led guided tour. There are self-guided tour options for less money. You will get to go into the museum and lab, see the gardens and homes. The tour does not go inside the homes... More
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michael c
24 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Property representative |
Hi, Self-guided tours with an audio wand are $25. For an additional $5, you can take a historian-led guided tour. Either way, you can see the houses, lab and museum on more than 20 acres of gardens. These tours do not go... More
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michael c
24 May 2017|
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Response from WeekendAdventures | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure to what you are referring. We paid $30 each and saw the exteriors and interiors of the homes The tour did not take us into the homes, we looked in through opened doors. We did go into the lab via the laid out... More
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