Edison And Ford Winter EstatesCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates boasts of beautiful lush green botanical gardens, historic buildings and a museum. The Edison's Botanic Research Laboratory is also present here. The museum is quite impressive with an excellent collection of artifacts, inventions and galleries containing special relics. The entrance is quite impressive and the main attractions include a moonlight garden and a huge banyan tree. The place is an overall green haven, with guided tours to aid your journey through it. The homes or buildings cannot be accessed but a peek or look into it just goes on to show how well preserved the place has been.
- Wheel chairs are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Parking available.
- Bad weather may cancel a tour.
- Child (ages 6-12 years): $11.00
- Child (ages 5 and under): FREE
- For specific tours like the Historian Tour, Museum & Laboratory Visit, Garden Tour etc., visit the official website.
- By Bus : To Fort Myers Station
- Pinchers | The Marina at Edison Ford
- First Watch
- Banyan Tree
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95% of people who visit Fort Myers include Edison And Ford Winter Estates in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
55.56% of people start their Edison And Ford Winter Estates visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Edison And Ford Winter Estates
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Nice well-preserved residences of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. A trip back in time. Took the audio tour. So did not get access to interior of the residences. Would have been nice. The laboratory is very interesting but you didn't get to see anything up close. Nice grounds beautiful setting
Wonderful experience. We took the guided tour with Jeff and he was phenomenal—educational in a fun way. It was hot as blazes though so bring or buy water! Totally worth the money. We spent around 3 hours there. Entertaining for us and our children ages 7-13. We went back the next day for the guided in-Home tour. It was fantastic and well worth the trip back. They only do this tour at 11 am on Thursday and Friday so be sure to get there early. Very informative and offered a lot of up close exploration of the first floor of both Edison homes and the ford home.
A must see in SW, Fl. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Take a guided tour or stroll on your own. Lots to see. It's easy to imagine the estates in times gone bye and how these two very influential men and their families lived in the late 1800's and up to 1932. Don't miss going to the the museum. It is packed with historical auto's and Edison inventions along with great information. I would have loved to fish their pier back then.
Took a family of four adults and two children under five and had a good two to three hours there. The estate is well preserved and the audio tour included gave quick facts. Did not even realize there was a museum section until we were leaving and employee told us. There was a lot more to see there.
No in-home tours on Wednesdays...so we took the audio tour. I was unhappy that the crew there was decorating the homes for Christmas when we're trying to get a view inside from the windows. Standing around talking and in the way of what view we did have. There appeared to be some there standing around inside asking questions and taking pictures with no respect for payers standing at the window looking in. What's up with that? Considered asking for a refund due to the fact we couldn't see what we came to see and paid for. Besides, from my understanding, the Ford's and Edison's weren't even there for Christmas. A thank you to the nice gentlemen standing around giving us history of the home.