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Burroughs Home & Gardens

2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
+1 239-337-0706
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These people liked thinking big!!! 6000square foot BIG!!!

A pretty home , with lots of porch. A little hard to get to. Fort Myers has one way streets down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darlene F
Orange City, Florida, Usa
Christmas cheer

Walked through both homes which were decorated for Christmas . Have wanted to see inside these... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cape Coral, Florida
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Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of Nelson & Adeline Burroughs, and so much more await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Guided Historical Tours are conducted by reservation only, at 11am. Days available for RSVP are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, pending accessibility of the property. Admission is $10 for Seniors 60 & up, $12 for Adults. For groups of ten (10) or more, Tours with Lunch on Mona's Dancing Porch are available. Please contact venue for details. Parking is located across the street, behind the Langford-Kingston Home. (2500 First Street) Recommended arrival time: 10:45am.
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2505 1st St, First & Fowler, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2409
+1 239-337-0706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty home , with lots of porch. A little hard to get to. Fort Myers has one way streets down town. This home is not mention in the AAA maps or book. The Burroughs were friends with the Firestones, Edisons and Fords.

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through both homes which were decorated for Christmas . Have wanted to see inside these homes for several years, and wasn’t disappointed. Staff very informative of the history of both homes!

Thank bill_of_prospect
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was with a group of 11 who took the Christmas tour. Living in Ft Myers for 4 years and it was my first time there. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I would recommend it for locals and visitors. Something I did not...More

Thank joanne571
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I have no info on the tour...but.. Attended a gorgeous wedding on a beautiful November afternoon. Marriage ceremony was held on the lawn - had a slight cool breeze from the river, Cocktail party before the reception was extremely nice - though with all the...More

Thank evergrn76
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were fortunate to tour the Burroughs Home on a day when it was scheduled to be open but initially were told it was NOT open because they did not receive any reservations! We had scheduled our days around this visit and could not change...More

Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We did the Christmas Holiday tour here and it was lovely. Be sure to put this on your "must-do" list when the season arrives. There is a small charge for the tour. Lots of volunteers help decorate the house to look like it did when...More

Thank riversidesherry
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We toot a tour of this old house and it is very nice. It is better to imagine it without the Edison bridge running right next to the house.

Thank Okigolfer
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had box lunch and tour. Was a step back in history. Beautiful setting on the river. The house is full of antiques and the history of the owner was very interesting. Very enjoyable.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Murphy-Burroughs House, known more commonly as the Burroughs House and Gardens, is a historic home in Fort Myers, Florida, that was the scene of many social events that played host to the Fort Myers elite, including the Thomas Edisons, Henry Fords and Harvey Firestones....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This past weekend my son and daughter in law got married at the Burroughs home and Garden. It was a perfect evening, the venue itself was gorgeous inside and outside. The staff was wonderful. It could not have been a more perfect venue.

Thank MGallet
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29 November 2017|
Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
Check on line I was there other than holiday.
Patricia G
12 December 2016|
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Response from Piano2ner | Reviewed this property |
The home is 3 stories - no elevator - First floor wheel chair possibly. Reservations are always good. See their website for more information - Google it.
6 September 2016|
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Response from BaronGreenwood | Reviewed this property |
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