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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315
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"audio tour"
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"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"
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Reviewed yesterday

What a gem! So much history and interesting exhibits in a gorgeous setting!Wish I had had a place like this to visit when I was in school. It would have made my history class so much more meaningful.

Thank Kenokid
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. It is on the river with beautiful landscape/views. There is something for everyone; self-guided estate tour with ear set; Edison's workshop; huge Banyon tree that is a must see in itself, 2 gift shops and a quiet place...More

Thank kokindaboat
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Near to see the grounds, but disappointed of the home tours. For $50 audio tour (two people), you could only look through doors and windows. Probably not worth the $...but I guess you get a taste of history.

Thank Kster1818
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect but enjoyed our audio tour. Took a couple hours and the weather was perfect! Also enjoyed Pinchers for lunch when we left there!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit pricey to tour, but what a wonderful pair of houses. It must have been idyllic living here at the turn of the 19th century- but what a waste that Ford only came for a couple of weeks each year.

1  Thank tredennj
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Vicky W
22 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
9 February 2018|
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Response from joanibertram | Reviewed this property |
Parking all around not just in front!
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