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4455 Metro Parkway  Fort Myers  Florida  33916  USA 

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Historic homes of inventors
  • 2350 McGregor Boulevard 
  • Fort Myers,  FL  33901
  • Phone: +1 239 334 7419
  • Email: info@edison-ford-estate.com
  • Web: http://www.efwefla.org/  
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Category: Local History & Culture
  • Hours: Mo to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM,Su from 12:00 PM to 05:30 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

Probably the most famous tourist attraction in Fort Myers is the Edison Ford Winter Estates. Inventor Thomas Edison began wintering along the Caloosahatchee River in 1886. In 1916, Edison's friend Henry Ford built his winter home, Mangoes, next door. Both are open to the public and include Edison's botanical gardens and laboratory (just as Edison left it), the largest banyan tree in Florida and a museum. Guided tours are required. Admission is USD12 for adults, USD5.50 for children. The historic electrical boat river tour costs an additional USD4.

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