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Burroughs Home & Gardens

2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
+1 239-337-0706
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Burroughs House Tour

We were a party of 4 for our tour of the house. Our guide was Sue - she was very welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Bill D
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Venice, Florida
Worth the fee, interesting history; volunteer guide does fine

I paid $10 to take a tour of this historic treasure. There were two groups of about 20 folks. One... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
maashouse
,
Elkhart, IL
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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.
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2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were a party of 4 for our tour of the house. Our guide was Sue - she was very welcoming and knowledgable and made the tour of the house very interesting. Sue guided us through in chronological order and answered all our questions. It...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I paid $10 to take a tour of this historic treasure. There were two groups of about 20 folks. One group headed upstairs first, the other went in the other direction. So there was no waiting. This group was all "seniors"...getting up and down the...More

1  Thank maashouse
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Made the mistake of going during Christmas. Place was packed and took forever to move through the home. It's nice too look at and all but kinda sucks taking over an hour to walk through the dang place. I saw it once, that'll be enough...More

Thank ryan s
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have had the oppourtunity to DJ at this location many times. This is such a beautiful venue in Ft Myers. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Carlos V
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Burroughs Home and Gardens is the Perfect Historic Riverfront Venue. We walked among live oaks and lush gardens, relaxed in a rocking chair on the veranda and watched the river roll gently by....We joined Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they shared the history and...More

Thank Piano2ner
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A friend and I took the guided tour of the Borroughs Home and Garden. We were with a group of 6 other people. We were able to ask all our questions and spend adequate time in each room. Enjoyed all the history and gossip about...More

Thank kaye3141
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

1030am 23 Oct 2016 I'm in town for family day at the local college, dressed for a brunch for my daughters sorority. We, my wife, daughters, and in-laws decided to stop by because we had some time to kill before brunch. As I drove by,...More

2  Thank michaeldstevens76
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This historic home sits right on the river. Beautiful open air event pavillion sits behind the howe right near the river. I have had the food from Webster's Catering and it was outstanding!

Thank DebonairTravel
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This home is not only old and interesting but is also on the historic list. The interior and appointments are magnificent and the docents are very interesting and informative.

1  Thank donnawill911
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The home is very pretty and it's nice to see it decorated for Christmas, however, it was so crowded the evening that we went that we found it hard to enjoy it.

1  Thank Jowens73
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Patricia G
Are the homes handicapped accessible for wheel chairs during the holiday tour and do you need reservations for the holidays?
13 December 2016|
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Response from Piano2ner | Reviewed this property |
The home is 3 stories - no elevator - First floor wheel chair possibly. Reservations are always good. See their website for more information - Google it.
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Bushiemi
What are the hours on fridays?
6 September 2016|
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Response from BaronGreenwood | Reviewed this property |
I don't know
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Louise R
The website states that the Burroughs Home is open at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. How long are the tours? Can we arrive at 2:00 p.m. and be included in a tour?
24 January 2016|
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Response from BurroughsHome G | Property representative |
Hello, Louise! We conduct guided historical tours by reservation only at 11am. Days available for RSVP are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, pending accessibility of the property. It’s a fascinating experience! Our... More
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