City of Fort Myers

Historical Homes

The Edison-Ford Winter Estates offer year round guided tours through the winter homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. There is trolley service to the Burroughs Home, the Imaginarium and the Historical Museum for a nominal fee


The newly opened Imaginarium Hands On Museum offers a variety of exhibits for children of all ages. Special group rates are available. A full service Gift Shop offers souveniers of a memorable visit.

Harborside Convention Center

Located next to Centenial Park at the corner of Bay and Monroe Streets in beautiful downtown Fort Myers, this elegant structure provides a state of the art venue for both conventions and concerts. Contact Mark Pace at 555-1212 for rates and availability.

Fort Myers Country Club

Located on scenic McGregor Boulevard offers the public a challenging par 72 round. The Course was built in 1916 by Architect Donald Ross and opened in 1917, and the Clubhouse has been rebuilt on the original site. Smitty's Restaurant has been rated four stars by Jean LeBouf, food critic for the Fort Myers News-Press.

Eastwood Golf Course

Rated as one of the top 50 municipal courses in the country, this golf course is located off Ortiz Avenue near Colonial Blvd, this challenging course is open to the public year round. A full service ProShop and Snack Bar are available.

Fort Myers Historical Museum
2300 Peck Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone 332-5955 FAX 332-6637

Located in the old Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Fort Myers Historical Museum has exhibits covering the history of Southwest Florida. Also, on display is a private Pullman car, the ESPERANZA, and a 1900s Cracker House replica.

Call the Museum at 332-5955 for information on hours, and current traveling exhibits.

Burroughs Home
2505 First Street - PO Drawer 2217
Fort Myers, FL 33902

The Burroughts Home is a Georgian Revival Mansion built in 1901. Located in downtown Fort Myers next to the Edison Bridge overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, once considered a vestigious area to reside at the turn of the century.

A "Living History" tour is given by guides costumed in style of the WWI era. They portray members of the Burroughs Home family as they were when they purchased the house in 1918. The home makes a perfect setting for weddings, luncheons and special events. Call 322-6125 for information.

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