Florida Ft. Myers Area Museum Outdoors/Nature

Edison and Ford Winter Estates – Ft. Myers, FL

What is it?:
The Edison (Thomas Alva Edison) family’s winter estate, and right next door, the Ford (Henry Ford) family’s winter estate.

Bottom line:
GO – If you’re in Fort Myers you should visit. The grounds are gorgeous, the story behind the Edison/Ford friendship is fascinating and there’s a Banyan Tree there that’s been there since the early 20th century.

Overall:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 💫4.5/5 stars
Pros: The grounds are large enough that the kids can go running. Beautiful view of the bay. Banyan trees and various plants even in the dead of winter are stunning. Fascinating piece of history.
Cons: Might be a little boring for younger kids.

Time of Year of Review:
January 2019

Hours:
9:00AM – 5:30PM daily

Cost:
Free with the Horticultural Society Reciprocal program.

There are a variety of tours, but the cheapest is the audio tour. They give you an audio player and you do a self guided tour.

Adults $25
Teen $20 (ages 13-19)
Children $15 (ages 6-12)
Children FREE (ages 5 and under)

Parking:
In the complex. Free.

Where is it?:

 

 

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