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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
+1 239-334-7419
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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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  • Average5%
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“audio tour” (377 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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+1 239-334-7419
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"audio tour"
in 377 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 156 reviews
"american history"
in 60 reviews
"these men"
in 59 reviews
"banyan trees"
in 76 reviews
"his inventions"
in 57 reviews
"own pace"
in 167 reviews
"great history"
in 63 reviews
"self guided"
in 84 reviews
"lots of history"
in 44 reviews
"step back in time"
in 64 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 73 reviews
"edison ford"
in 91 reviews
"winter home"
in 62 reviews
"on display"
in 59 reviews
"interesting place"
in 47 reviews
"gift shop"
in 139 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a trip off Sanibel Island to the Edison & Ford museum - bought the self guided audio tour and had a great time. With two kids 11/8 we were able to take the tour at our own pace and the kids loved having their...More

Thank Aunika H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Used the audio tours so we could go at our own pace. Was very informative. Plenty of benches to take a break and enjoy the view.

Thank Lynette T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The guide was knowledgeable about any questions ... she showed enthusiasm in her performance! Would recommend if you enjoy history!

Thank kmdecina
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited E&F Winter Estates while on summer vacation in Florida. We have had a wonderful time learning more about the history behind both men. TIP: Make sure you buy at least the audio self-guided tour to be able to visit the houses across...More

Thank hondras007
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went in February 2018 when the weather was perfect for walking around the grounds. We took the self-audio tour although there are tours with guides. Most of the trees and plants are labeled which, as a gardener, is important to me. The winter homes...More

Thank thepetalpusher
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent an interesting couple hours here - there is alot of outdoor walking/viewing so be prepared for the weather. Arrived right after a tour started so opted for the audio tour ($5 cheaper) - it worked out just fine and then you can proceed at...More

Thank Coco1231
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours. Amazing views and great home. Loved the history and learned a lot about Edison.

Thank Marinda S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have driven past the property for years and thought I’d wait until I had out of town visitors to tour the estate. My advice is not to wait!

Thank GoPack2001
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our third visit in as many years. This is a really great place to take visitors if they like history. We’ve had a different tour guide each time and they all provide different stories and details. It is mostly outside so it can...More

Thank Marlee14
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so interesting to learn about both Edison's life and the personal friendship with FordListening to the audio really helped our understanding of the various locations on the property.We loved seeing the old photos and furniture as well as the old cars which were...More

Thank snortimer
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Vicky W
21 March 2018|
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Response from oliverfurtado | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s $25 for self audio tour and $30 for a guided tour I think there’s a senior discount and kids also
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Millpond05
23 February 2018|
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Response from stylusx | Reviewed this property |
Usually safe to show up and buy tickets.
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447ron
8 February 2018|
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Response from joanibertram | Reviewed this property |
Parking all around not just in front!
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