Edison Ford Winter Estates

Southwind Village is full of activities and places to see and one of those places is a Florida Historic landmark.The winter home of Thomas A. Edison, beautifully situated along the Caloosahatchee River, is one of the greatest historic treasures within Lee County.

What Makes the Estates so Special?

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, was named “Seminole lodge” by the Edisons, and served as a winter retreat and workplace for the prolific inventor until his death in 1931.

A Fantastic Learning Experience

There are so many opportunities for tours, activities, and historic information to be obtained. The Edison Ford Winter Estates are a great place to visit more than just once since there are so many things to explore such as the following:

  • Car Shows
  • Holiday Events
  • A Laboratory
  • History Museum

A Beautiful Attraction

Edison Ford Winter Estates is a historical site, a learning experience, and an amazing attraction to appreciate nature. The river brings an atmosphere you are unable to find anywhere else. Much like Garber Communities, this is a great place to spend a day or two to learn more about the history of America.

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