Edison / Ford Winter Estates

History and heritage


Both entertaining and educational, a tour of Thomas Edison’s fourteen acre river front estate is a must-see for visitors to Southwest Florida. Steeped in history, the inventor’s charming “old-Florida” style home known as Seminole Lodge, lab and experimental gardens have been authentically maintained, a lasting tribute to the genius of one of the world’s most remarkable men. His collection of rare vintage automobiles and some two hundred Edison phonographs are among the memorabilia preserved in the site’s museum.

After stepping back in time at the Edison home, visitors will continue next door to the winter home of industrialist Henry Ford. He purchased the three acre estate in 1916 in order to be closer to his good friend Edison.

Ford’s home, known as “Mangoes”, has undergone extensive renovations to bring it back to the period when he and his wife, Clara, lived there. Automobiles on the site include a 1914 Model T, a Ford truck and a 1929 Model A.

Attraction Type:
Museum / Historic Site / Gift Shop
Group Rates:

Seasonal Dates:
Open year-round. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Seasonal Hours:
Conducted tours only 9am-4pm (Mon-Sat) & Noon-4pm (Sunday). Museum closes at 5:30 p.m.

Bus Parking:
Bus Parking Fee:
No charge.
Driver Rate:
Escort Rate:
Deposit and
Payment Policy:

Payment due upon arrival. Voucher – major tour/bus companies.
Cancellation and
Refund Policy:

No refunds.

Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:

  • Caribbean Gardens
  • Babcock Wilderness Adventures

2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Phone: 239-461-2687
Fax: 941-332-6684
Web: www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/visit/group-tours/