Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers Showcase History, Science and Gardening

By: VISIT FLORIDA staff

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Not many people know that automotive industry titan Henry Ford once worked for the great inventor Thomas Edison, or that they became good friends — or that they had summer homes next to each other in Fort Myers. Today, the Edison and Ford Estates are among the 10 most visited historic homes in the United States. Highlights include something for everyone: demonstrations using the equipment in Edison's research lab, behind-the-scenes views of the estate buildings themselves and horticultural tours of the grounds' extensive gardens.

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