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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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Great history about two American inventors. We took the audio tour so we could go at our own pace. It took us a little over an hour and we wandered around the grounds some too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great history about two American inventors. We took the audio tour so we could go at our own pace. It took us a little over an hour and we wandered around the grounds some too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at the Edison Estates at 10:00am and finally left at 4:00pm! This was an amazing Museum. We opted for the audio tour and glad that we did as we were able to go at our own pace . We were able to take a lunch break at Pinchers, conveniently located next to the estate on the riverfront. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery, really enjoyed the audio tour. Made it enjoyable to go at our own pace. The greenery, and plants alone made this worth the stop. Would be quite hot during the heat of the day, but we went early, so it was perfect.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Generally I like history. You definitely get a taste of what Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were like. The museum is loaded with information and contains some well preserved artifacts of their time. The property is very neatly kept. For the amount of money we spent to get in there I felt like I got ripped off. $30 per person... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit, so much interesting history. The presentation of Edison and Ford is excellent. An amazing story about two legends. The grounds and especially the trees are awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with 8 and 12 year old children and handicapped senior on a reciprocal pass, so no charge. Would have been worth paying. Grounds are gorgeous and well kept. While we didn't take a tour, might revisit and do so, as tidbits we overheard were interesting. Lots of walking, but mostly wheelchair accessible. Children enjoyed seeing the houses, but wish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great venue to learn more about two of Americas great inventors. They had a need to relax and came to Ft Myers for that purpose. You get a view into the life they lived when they were relaxing. Very well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The guided tour was excellent. Our guide Abby S was very informative without sounding like she was just reciting facts. Every part of the tour was enjoyable. After the tour we spent time in the museum. It is definitly something you can see more than once and still not seebit all. The grounds are clean and well kept and all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here based on TA reviews. The guided tour is $30 for a little over an hour. They start on the hour. They do offer a $1 off for AAA and $2 off for retired military. I like guided tours so I can hear the tidbits of info that I otherwise would not know about. The admission included the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was suggested that I take the Audio Tour-$25 USD and I think it was the best for me, so I could go at my own speed.. They will supply you with a map and a portable speaker that offers 5 languages. The suggested time was 2.5 hours but it was hot and I decided to sit often and go... More 

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