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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 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: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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Henry Ford, Thomas Esison and Harvey Firestone, all friends! Probably three of the most famous men in American History. Edison and Ford had their winter place here in Ft. Myers, Mr. Firestone was a visitor. This is the place where three great minds got together...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

If you have any appreciation of history, science, or technology, visiting the Edison & Ford Winter Estates should be on your travel bucket list. We did the self-guided tour this month; being summer in Florida, it was very hot. Most of the tour of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited during our vacation in ft Myers beach. Over priced for what you see & get to do! Not a good value. One building was totally closed off due to summer camp. Most of the grounds was outside in the heat. Even the Edison &...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Toured this large property on a guided tour. Home of a huge banyan tree (impressive). You start out in the garden/visitor area, given a short introduction to Ford & Edison, then walk across the street to the actual winter homes. Beautiful, well tended gardens with...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Edison and Ford Winter estates. We very much enjoyed the self guided tour, with the hand held information devices, so we could wander at our own pace. The homes and grounds were in terrific condition. Lovely view and fascinating information from...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is our second visit there - previously 30+ years ago! We were just as impressed with the tour of the homes, the beautiful botanical gardens as we were the first time! The people working there were very nice and helpful. We bought a year...More

Thank Dwight48
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must do visit whether local or visiting. So very interesting, especially seeing the lab and a light bulb that has been buring for years on end. Must visit during Christmas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never really thought about the fact that Edison and Ford were friends, no less having winter estates in Fort Myers, Florida ( although Ford spent very little time there).the tour was very good and the guide was very well prepared and had excellent answers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific attraction. We have been there three times. An especially wonderful time to go is in the late fall and winter, for their Christmas Festival of Lights. The estate is beautifully decorated then --- even more so than it usually is. Tons...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are so cool to see. The homes have been restored and are beautiful to see. The number of fruit trees and flowering plants are amazing. The audio tour was fine but I’d consider doing the guided tour the next...More

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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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