Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers

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Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and their families spent winters on adjacent properties at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, which opened to the public in 1947. Explore 8 hectares (20 acres) of land complete with 1929 landscaping, historical architecture, the Edison Botanic Research Lab, and the Edison Ford Museum. Walk through gardens once tended by Mina Edison, filled with bamboo plants, roses, and African Sausage trees, and wonder at the 120 m (400 ft) banyan tree that was planted in the early 20th century. This site offers a rare opportunity to take an intimate look into the homes and lives of two towering figures in American history. For Edison & Ford Winter Estates and beyond, use our Fort Myers tourist route planner to get the most from your Fort Myers vacation.
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  • This is a Thomas Edison museum filled with artifacts and more factoids than one can process about a truly brilliant inventor and botanist! Well preserved and maintained buildings and gardens to explor...  more »
  • We belong to another garden outside of Chicago, Cantigny. We had reciprocity for our admittance thru the American Horticultural Society. It's a great value to join a park/garden and get into gardens a...  more »
  • Gorgeous, well-kept property. Family-friendly, good learning experience and the trees are amazing. Enjoyed learning more about Edison and Ford.