Fort Myers, Florida: Ethereal Thomas Edison Statue

At the Edison Ford Winter Estate, an odd statue of Thomas Edison in a grove of Banyan trees grown from the first one he planted. Inside the museum stands another tree planted by Edison, carved into a 10-foot-tall likeness of the inventor.

Edison Ford Winter Estate

Address:
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
Directions:
Edison Ford Winter Estate. On US 41 south from North Ft Myers you cross the river and as soon as you enter the town get off 41 and head west on McGregor Blvd, is on the left at 2350 McGregor Blvd not far off US 41
Hours:
9 am - 5:30 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
239-334-7419
Admission:
Free to park and see trees. Fee for Lab and House.
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Workshop.

Ethereal Thomas Edison Statue

My husband and I had a great time touring the grounds, laboratory, museum, and the houses and property across the street. We used the self-guided tour at $25 each, which was just fine as far as we were concerned. The wrist band is good until the closing time. The grounds were beautiful and the trees were amazing. Nice photo ops also.

[Barbara, 01/22/2019]

Ghostly Edison.

Thomas Edison Statue

A statue of Thomas Alva Edison stands in front of a 90 year old Banyan Tree.

[Wayne, 05/29/2016]

Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison Statue

Statue of Thomas Edison standing in front of the Banyan tree he planted, was the first Banyan tree in the United States and was 4-feet tall when he planted it, it is now huge and is a champion tree. There are 4 champion trees on his property which now belongs to the taxpayers, His home is here, next to Henry Ford's home and his laboratory and gardens. It is one of the most visited National Historic places in the US.

[B Carter, 07/24/2010]

That is an odd setting for a statue, and he looks like a hologram, or a ghost. "Henry Forrrrd, what have you done with my last breathhhhhhh?????"

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