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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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Hidden treasure!

Such an interesting spot, we had no knowledge of this place or connection of Edison and Ford... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Happygrands
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Agawam, Massachusetts
Lovely Unusual Plantings

Love visiting the Edison Home any time of year. The giant banyan tree is one of the largest in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ellen M
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Fort Myers, Florida
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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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+1 239-334-7419
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such an interesting spot, we had no knowledge of this place or connection of Edison and Ford! Fascinating!

Thank Happygrands
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love visiting the Edison Home any time of year. The giant banyan tree is one of the largest in the continental USA. Over 1700 plants including the sausage tree, orchids, kings mantle, tropical fruits, varieties of palms, cycads, bamboo... and the list goes on. The...More

Thank Ellen M
Lisa W, Public Relations Manager at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the gardens and homes. Each year, volunteer groups from several local companies help us decorate for Holiday Nights and it is quite a beautiful site to see!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We toured the Edison and Ford properties as something to do one afternoon while in Ft Myers. The grounds and homes are beautifully maintained and really provide a glimpse into what their lifestyle was. The homes are beautiful and immaculately preserved. We used the self...More

Thank kvfegan
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Edison-Ford Estates with fellow Canadians in March 2017 and spent most of the afternoon in the gardens. Loved the whimsical pieces of art scattered amid the flowers and trees. The banyan tree was incredible, especially for visitors from Newfoundland. We also enjoyed...More

Thank 375jessi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone visiting Ft Myers should stop here. This is a genuinely good attraction. I live in this city and have visited here many times. It's also very pretty at Christmas when they have the main house decorated.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't go through the homes as the weather prevented it. Friends visited and enjoyed the displays and exhibits detailing Edison's life and legacy. I would go back or even buy a season pass if possible!

Thank Linda T
Lisa W, Public Relations Manager at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We offer several level of memberships, with unlimited admission to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Some levels also include reciprocal memberships.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very interesting although we were unable to visit the house due to severe lightning storms. A couple of hours is more than enough for a visit.

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice experience with out of town company. The grounds and houses are interesting and have beautiful setting. The museum is airconditioned and is a nice piece of history. At Christmas it is feastive.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I finally got the opportunity to go to Edison & Ford Winter Estates. It's so much larger than I had expected! The winter homes of both Edison and Ford are really impressive for the time period they were built. I would love to live there...More

Thank roser442
Lisa W, Public Relations Manager at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live about an hour away and looking for something fun to do. We enjoyed the guided tour and bought 3 exotic plants to bring home.

Thank Eve A
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Eileen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, tickets when you arrive, we did that
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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
23 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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