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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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If you like history its a must!

Was an awesome experience. I love history and it was amazing to stand in edisons laboratory. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saint Joseph, Missouri
A Lot of History in One Location

Possibly the best part of the Edison/Ford complex is the museum. You might be able to spend hours... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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Reviewed yesterday

Was an awesome experience. I love history and it was amazing to stand in edisons laboratory. I could almost feel his presence. The grounds were beautiful with an amazing assortment of fauna he used to prefect making rubber. We had a group of seven with...More

Thank Vanwilder451
Reviewed yesterday

Possibly the best part of the Edison/Ford complex is the museum. You might be able to spend hours there. The history of these two inventors was far more vast than I expected. There is only so much information you can absorb and the museum will...More

Thank 20_Miles_A_Day
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

History, charm, nature, views, shady trees, waterfront breezes, it's all here, just lean into it and enjoy!!!

Thank KellyScott0114
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a pretty impressive estate, and it was impeccably taken care of I might add. The self guided walking tour was $25 each, a little steep. After finishing the tour and holding the speaker to my ear, I began to wonder how many other...More

Thank VonBlanco
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are definitely a "must-see" in Ft. Myers (or if your are anywhere close enough to drive to it). If you are a first-time visitor, I highly recommend the historical guided tour, which meets in front of the big Banyan...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking through Edison's actual home and workplace gives you a sense of being there. Seeing the inventions is inspiring. "There is always a way to do it better-Find it."-Thomas Edison

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great for adults with or without children. If you take the kids before you go give them a little background on Henry Ford & Thomas Edison. Let them see how these two titans of their industries have made what your children have today possible. With...More

Thank Gregg-Midlo
Reviewed 6 days ago

I learned lots of things about Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. I until visiting here did not even know they knew each other. Also learned that Edison essentially built the first electric Car.

Thank noconnor656
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the guided tour and afterwards walked around exploring on our own. The grounds are beautiful. The exhibits are very well done. Tons to learn. As scientists, we really enjoyed seeing Edison's old lab. I also enjoyed the fishing info and stories.

Thank Brito_34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational and fun. Wonderful for all ages. Beautiful view of the river. Nice selections of gift ideas and souvenirs.

Thank _jmsmith1012
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anita h
Good morning, does the $30 admission cover going inside the museum and inside the homes on any day? I am looking to visit the museum in July on a Friday or Saturday. Also do you give AARP discounts?
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
michael c
Do you see everything for $30.00 when you go visit on a day (houses and lab) ???
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
michael c
You have to pay $30 for your tour and you can't see the lab and the houses. You have to go another day to see both and spend another $30 tour??
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