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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
Phone Number: +1 239-334-7419
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy...

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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Great for the whole family

Lots to see and do. Insight into Edison's many inventions. Grounds are unique with many examples of flora..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do. Insight into Edison's many inventions. Grounds are unique with many examples of flora..

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a lovely November day. The weather was wonderful to walk the grounds of these historical buildings. You need to park across the street, you can purchase a ticket for the museum and homestead with grounds. After you park you can access the museum which gives you an overview and some inventions that Ford and Edison invented.... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently visited this attraction as I was visiting from out of town. I felt the entire experience was great. We took the audio guided tour. Great narratives. I enjoyed a step into the past. I would highly recommend. Lots of walking, which might be arduous for someone with challenges walking great lengths.

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Traverse City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A magical experience at night, when the "colorful dancing waters" coordinate with Christmas music, with colorful exterior and interior lights, and the lights along the opposite shoreline twinkle. Be sure to go during the week, and have the estate for the most part to yourself! Nice gift shops.

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Holiday Lights are a great excuse to visit the Estate for the first time or make it a return visit. This year they have added the dancing fountains which is like a miniature Bellagio. Music included. We really enjoyed our time there and will be taking our guest from up North there also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can visit the Estate all year round, but in December you get something extra,: the beautiful Christmas vibe. I counted over 18 different decorated Christmas trees, It brings back life a century ago. Apart from the museum and the laboratory there is a astonishing garden, very well maintained. The Banyan tree is worth a picture. The Estate is located... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had the opportunity to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Light display. What a beautiful presentation! I highly recommend visiting the grounds at 6pm or later to fully enjoy the gorgeous lights and water display. Pick up a glass of wine as you enter the main area, then cross McGregor and enjoy the beauty of the Estate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't that excited about going to the Winter Estates, but after the visit, I was very glad I went. I loved seeing Edison's labs and the museum. The houses were beautiful and well kept. Definitely worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun and interesting place to visit. The guides on the tours are very knowledgeable and make history FUN.

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Midland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This historical site is well worth the price of admission. We went for the Christmas lighting of the tree evening and we were not disappointed. For the month of December the grounds and homes are done up in a Christmas theme and it was just beautiful. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this display and the... More 

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