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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  • Take a step back in time. The historical buildings are restored and as pleasant to see as the acres of botanical gardens. The banyan tree is particularly beautiful, a must see in person as pictures do...  more »
  • Very enjoyable visit. Interesting history and beautiful area. Easy to navigate and volunteers available to answer questions. Optional self guided, audio or private tours. 
  • So nice place. The history, the houses, the area. Really worth a visit but be sure to have gitt on time so you avoid hadta through instead.
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