Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
(4.6/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had a rich history in the Fort Myers area and the Winter Estates and Museum do an excellent job of preserving this history and allowing patrons to see and feel how these m...  more »
  • We went with family for the 1st time last year. We had a great time and learned more that I thought we would. This would be great experience for children of all ages to learn first hand on some histor...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, restored homes that offer views from outside, car displays, labs, etc. Plan to be there for a while and stroll leisurely or sit on benches. Is fully accessible.