Burroughs Home & Gardens

Sightseeing or Tour
2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 2505 First Street, Fort Myers Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Closed All Hours
+12393379505
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94% of 233 customers recommended

It might be time to switch up your regular weekend routine. Fort Myers' Burroughs Home & Gardens, FL has you covered. This place is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!

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    Sun-Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Thu
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Fri-Sat
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Report | 3 months ago
Great tour, intersting home and history!
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Report | 3 months ago
Donna was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable on the history of the home.
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Report | 4 months ago
We enjoyed the guided tour of this beautifully restored home. Oir tour guide was very informative.
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Report | 4 months ago
Wonderful tour ... grand older home with amazing history.
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Report | 4 months ago
It was a lovely informative tour.
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Report | 5 months ago
My girlfriend and I had a great time at the Burroughs Home & Gardens. It's a beautiful old grand home on the river. Donna really explained the rich history of the home and it's past residents in great detail. Would definitely recommend.
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Report | 5 months ago
The home and outdoor area was nice. The outdoor area borders the river and is a very nice setting. The tour guide was very personable and presented herself well. It would have been nice to have a little more information on the family but she was very knowledgeable of the home and the grounds.
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Report | 5 months ago
The house was beautiful & history was interesting, but I only gave 3 stars due to the fact that they should have done the tours in MUCH smaller groups. There must have been 20+ people in our group, & some of the areas of the house are tight squeezes where you had to form a line,&if you were not directly behind the docent you could not hear a thing. A microphone would have also helped. Disappointed
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Report | 5 months ago
Our docent, Judy, made the tour fun and interesting. I am a full time resident in Fort Myers so it was fun to learn the history of the lovely houses as well as the downtown area. A big shout out to the restoration.
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Report | 6 months ago
We went to Burroughs Home while it was decorated for the holidays. Very lovely and the guide was quite knowledgeable. Interesting tour and we learned a lot of Ft Myers history. Another great groupon deal!
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From Our Editors

Towering oak trees and a sun-kissed waterfront surround the historical Burroughs Home & Gardens, providing comfortable blankets of shade and cool breezes while exemplifying the reverent collaboration between classic architecture and the natural world. The 1901 Georgian Revival mansion—once the setting for a silent 1920s reality show starring businessman Nelson Burroughs, his wife Adeline, and their glamorous daughters, Mona and Jettie—currently facilitates tours throughout its parlors, dining rooms, and sweeping verandas.

Guides share anecdotes from the family's journals and oral histories and point out examples of such turn-of-the-century luxuries as indoor plumbing, electricity, and steam-powered Nintendo. In keeping with the grounds' esteemed history, the public can also arrange to schedule weddings and social events like those that once hosted members of the Fort Myers elite, including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones.

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Sun-Mon
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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