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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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+1 239-334-7419
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09:00 - 17:30
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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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This is a Thomas Edison museum filled with artifacts and more factoids than one can process about a truly brilliant inventor and botanist! Well preserved and maintained buildings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The plantings, trees and grounds are worth the visit. Edison experimented trying to find rubber tree replacements and imported lots of interesting stuff. His wife laid out some very nice areas. We did the audio tour which had about 20 stops. We generally like them since we can go at our own pace and avoid joining the herd. In this... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Thomas Edison museum filled with artifacts and more factoids than one can process about a truly brilliant inventor and botanist! Well preserved and maintained buildings and gardens to explore on your own or with a guide.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We belong to another garden outside of Chicago, Cantigny. We had reciprocity for our admittance thru the American Horticultural Society. It's a great value to join a park/garden and get into gardens across the USA. Good mix of both Edison and Ford homes and inventions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous, well-kept property. Family-friendly, good learning experience and the trees are amazing. Enjoyed learning more about Edison and Ford.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish I could have lived during this time of inventions and slower living. Lovely visit very informing especially interesting was the Edison trivia. We are lucky to have such a gem close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was well worth it. The dancing lights show was so amazing that we watched it twice. Wear comfortable walking shoes because there is a lot of walking.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Edison and Ford are icons of the American Century for a reason, and a visiting tour of their winter estate situated on shore of the Caloosahatchee River south of downtown Fort Myers is one place that should not be missed by the true traveler. There's an atmosphere to the buildings, grounds and waterfront that carry you back to the early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Edison Ford winter estates is a great way to spend a few hours and gain some knowledge on the history of Fort Myers, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. I highly recommend the guided tour where you will learn so many interesting facts on the history of the estates. Plan to spend some time in the museum reading about the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went through the estates this winter for the Edison Christmas light show they do every year. Love the old Florida trees and property there. Had been there once before with the wife as a date night while dating.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

February is the month of celebration of Thomas Edison's birthday. There is a very well known parade with bands and floats from all over the world, there is a King and Queen chosen, and the week before the big parade there is a Junior Parade. Plus before things get started there is a birthday party. Also Edison's winter home has... More 

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