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Edison And Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Boulevard

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The winter home of Thomas A. Edison, beautifully situated along the Caloosahatchee River, is one of the greatest historic treasures within Lee County. In 1885, Thomas Edison first visited Florida. He purchased property along the Caloosahatchee River and built a vacation home. The vernacular structure, completed in 1886 and dubbed "Seminole lodge" by the Edisons, served as a winter retreat and work place for the prolific inventor until his death in 1931.

Edison’s good friend Henry Ford followed close behind and purchased the neighboring property in 1915. "The Mangoes" was the winter getaway for the Fords. Edison and Ford spent many winters working, talking and even relaxing together in tropical southwest Florida.

When you visit "Seminole Lodge" and "The Mangoes" you enter a world unlike any you have ever seen. The furnishings and architecture of these gracious, rambling buildings are reminiscent of a bygone era. The inventive genius of Edison and Ford are evident throughout these 17-acres of riverfront estates.


Eirik Harteis

Sunday, April 1, 2018
An excellent collection of things Edison and Ford related. My family visited during a busy time but we were not negatively impact driver by crowds. Unfortunately the narrative from the audio tour is not particularly cohesive. I didn't walk away from my time there with many new insights into these important people.

Gage Zettelmeier

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Don’t be fooled by the giant statues. They are 25% larger. They do 100% military discount and 50% for whoever your with. Side note: I have a bold theory that Thomas and Henry were secret lovers from all the knowledge I took in. You will learn so much from this tour! Don’t just do the museum.

monica peters

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Very clean and well maintained. The facility and it's staff managed the large crowds well. I was able to make some wonderful memories with my boyfriend's grandparents while touring this great place. If you are in SW Florida this is a must.

Pat Kline

Friday, March 9, 2018
The owners of our rented home said this was #1 in their opinion. They were correct. We really enjoyed our visit here. The grounds are lovely. Edison and Ford were remarkable men for their time.

Nassouh Darwazeh

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Nice tour makes you go back in time.. I enjoyed every minute.

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