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's 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.

Choose from Three Options

  • $6 for a living-history tour for one (a $12 value)
  • $12 for a living-history tour for two (a $24 value)
  • $24 for a living-history tour for four (a $48 value)

Guides share stories of growing up in an early 20th-century luxury home every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11 a.m. Tour dates and times are subject to change; click here to view the 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, 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.

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

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!
Alisa M. · December 28, 2016
The lady that showed us around was very interesting to listen to and she taught us a lot that we didn't know it was a very informative tour she didn't rush us and answered all of the questions My wife and I had a very nice time. Thank you Eugene Scotch
Eugene S. · December 23, 2016
Making the necessary reservations was very easy; called me back. Message told about parking nearby. Worked me into group the day after a wedding, Docents very knowledgeable, precise diction and able to answer questions. Home is beautifully furnished and the Christmas decorations OVER THE TOP!
Joyce R. · December 22, 2016
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    Burroughs Home & Gardens

    2505 First Street

    Fort Myers, FL 33901

    +12393379505

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