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Step Back in Time at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

July 06, 2020

Tour Edison’s Seminole Lodge for a timeless getaway with stunning furnishings and early 20th-century architecture. Henry Ford’s estate, Mangoes, features a classic porch with an unbeatable view of the Caloosahatchee River. Once you’ve explored the interiors, wander through over 20 acres of botanical gardens— including more than 1700 plants from six continents—and spot a few trees that were planted during Edison’s time. Historic buildings such as the Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum are also on the property for guests to explore inventions, artifacts, and rotating exhibits. The beauty of these estates and their surrounding views make it clear to see why Edison and Ford would visit this stunning Florida oasis so often.