Burroughs Home & Gardens

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Tours of historical 1901 Georgian Revival home demonstrate early 20th-century luxuries steeped in tales of Fort Myers' social elite

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A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bed sheets and Lincoln’s vast collection of presidential action figures. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with this Groupon:

$12 for a Living-History Tour for Two ($24 Value)

Guides share stories of growing up in early 20th-century luxury home every Tuesday–Friday at 11 a.m. Tour dates and times are subject to change; click here to view calendar. If guests order ahead of time, catered lunch is available for an additional $10.

Burroughs Home & Gardens

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 and electricity. 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.

Customer Reviews

It was a lovely informative tour.
Darlene B. · 3 days 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.
Michael G. · February 3, 2017
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.
Victoria B. · February 2, 2017
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    Burroughs Home & Gardens

    2505 First Street

    Fort Myers, FL 33901


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