Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Top 1% of attractions in Fort Myers
9 / 10

7 expert reviews

“This riverside complex holds the winter homes and tropical gardens of inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) and auto manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947), who became lifelong friends in 1896.”

– Michelin Guide

Concierge Concierge
"You can tour the house, botanical gardens, and the laboratory where he conducted his experiments and took catnaps on a cot. "
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"The museum does an excellent job of presenting the overwhelming scope of their achievements." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"There's enough to keep visitors busy for a full day, what with 20 acres of carefully tended gardens, Edison's Botanical Laboratory, the men's historic homes, and a 15,000 square foot museum." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Industrialists, dignitaries, presidential hopefuls visited the Seminole Lodge and if you happen to be in Fort Myers I would recommend you visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates as well." Full review
U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
"Dating back to the early 1900s, the historic estates are now on display for visitors. Along with the grand homes, the grounds also include a botanical garden, a research laboratory and a museum" Full review
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