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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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Start by checking out the baryon tree. Then the houses, the docks. Jutting out into the gulf. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
richie travelor
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Walked around the estates for the Christmas lights, they do an amazing job with the lights and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David R
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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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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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Reviewed yesterday

Start by checking out the baryon tree. Then the houses, the docks. Jutting out into the gulf. A definite learning experience. Sit on a bench and ponder childhood there. Enjoy it is a great visit.

Thank richie travelor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked around the estates for the Christmas lights, they do an amazing job with the lights and the interior Christmas decorations. Would recommend for people to stop by for Christmas

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very enjoyable visit and took the audio tour, which was informative and allowed us to go at our own pace. The setting is beautiful on the water, and the homes are gracious. The out buildings are interesting and nicely detailed. We toured...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited at night for the Christmas festival. It was beautiful. This is a museum so there is a fee. We paid $20 for the self guided tour. You can take other tours also but you can do it yourself and get to see the...More

Thank campgram
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the guided tour (there is also a self-guided audio tour) of the gardens and the two homes on the riverfront. The homes are furnished beautifully and decorated for Christmas; with a separate lighted tour in the evenings this month.The guide discussed the history...More

Thank caiogirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Fort Myers specifically to come to this place! How good it was!!! First we had lunch in a restaurant named Pinchers - awesome- then went to the winter estates; the houses of Edison and Ford were beautifully kept and with some original...More

Thank Minoru_Takeda
Lisa W, Public Relations Manager at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Have visited this lovely place on two occasions. It’s fascinating . Nice to wander round with audio headphones or alternatively there is a guided tour.

Thank rmc291
Reviewed 6 days ago

We hired someone to take us through the buildings. It was awe inspiring. These men, including Firestone, were something else with their ideas and inventions. Their homes were being prepared for the holidays and could only peek in the windows. Beautiful!

Thank barbarawyskowski
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very interesting to me to know that they did experiments there at their houses. These guys never took a break. If you have time get the guided tour. The leaders have real interesting tid bits of information. But if you do not have...More

Thank Lamb1121
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely set aside some non-beach time to visit these properties. Tons of history here and the homes are lovely. Be sure to visit the museum and Edison's lab. Give yourself plenty of time - a couple of hours at least.. A few antique cars, a...More

Thank trulyobliging
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Cathy C
3 November 2017|
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Response from Bev K | Reviewed this property |
We did our own audio device tour We were there for about 1 1/2 hours
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cszymaszek
31 August 2017|
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Response from TravelBean024 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that the Docents are especially trained for the visually impaired. The one we had was knowledgeable, and helpful, kept us interested, and showed us lots, but, I am unable to say if special help is available... More
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Karen D
22 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Property representative |
Hi Karen, we have not yet determined the dates for the Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. We'll have the nightly guided Holiday Tradition Tours at 6 and 7 p.m. again. Once we have the dates and... More
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