About Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the commercial and historical center of Lee County, Florida. Fort Myers was established in 1886 and was one of the first forts built along the Caloosahatchee River. It is mostly known for being the home of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, which were the winter homes of inventor Thomas Edison and industrialist Henry Ford.

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are former winter homes of inventor Thomas Alva Edison and industrialist Henry Ford. The estates consists of a historical museum and botanical gardens located on the adjacent sides of the winter homes. The estates were first built in 1885 and bought by Thomas Edison; Henry Ford bought the adjoining estate in 1916. Guests visiting the estates can expect more than 20 acres of gardens and historical buildings. The estates have been opened to public daily since 1947 and are the most visited homes in America

  • Edison and Ford Winter Estates
  • White Beach along the Gulf of Mexico
  • Sanibel Island

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