Thomas A. Edison's Winter Estate

2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901- Map It
(239) 334-7419

AAA Editor Notes

Thomas A. Edison's Winter Estate, 2350 McGregor Blvd., is where the inventor spent his “working vacations” from 1886 until his death in 1931. Here he experimented with perfecting the incandescent light bulb and searched for an American botanical source of rubber. He also cultivated a 14-acre botanical garden. The complex also includes a botanic research laboratory and a museum containing a large collection of Edison's inventions. Guided and narrated audio tours in English, Spanish, French and German are available. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
Guided tour (includes Henry Ford Winter Estate) $25; $15 (ages 6-12). Self-guiding audio tour $20; $11 (ages 6-12). Behind-the-scenes tour $50; $20 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Daily 9-5:30. Last tour departs at 4. Phone ahead to confirm extended Dec. holiday schedule. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.