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“2011 Holiday House”

Burroughs Home & Gardens
Ranked #32 of 118 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Burroughs, and so much more await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Guided Historical Tours are conducted by reservation only, at 11am. Days available for RSVP are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, pending accessibility of the property. Admission is $10 for Seniors 60 & up, $12 for Adults. For groups of ten (10) or more, Tours with Lunch on Mona's Dancing Porch are available. Please contact venue for details. Parking is located across the street, behind the Langford-Kingston Home. (2500 First Street) Recommended arrival time: 10:45am.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 23 December 2011

My girlfriend and I were out for a night on the town, to celebrate our engagement and get into the Christmas Spirit. We decided to start the evening with a visit to the annual Fort Myers Woman's Club Holiday House, held at the historic Burroughs and Langford-Kingston Homes in downtown Fort Myers. Both homes were decorated with elaborate Christmas Ornaments. The Burroughs Home and Gardens is a 2.45 acre mansion overlooking the Caloosahatchee River in historic downtown Fort Myers. The 2.5 story 6000 square foot home, completed in 1901 is a fine example Georgian Revival architecture. The house includes 14 foot ceilings, Florida Pine floors, mahogany fire place and a winding grand staircase. The grounds featured a lush tropical setting of assorted palm trees overlooking the mile wide river and bridge. Decorated with lights, this made for a very romantic start to our dinner date evening. The cost of the tour was only $5. and lasted for one hour. I must say, this night scored a lot of points for my street credibility.

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