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Historic Burroughs Home & Gardens

The Burroughs Home, located in the beautiful River District in Fort Myers, is the only home of its time still standing in its original location and open to the public. Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by.

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Plan Your Next Event Here

With over two acres of stately oak trees which shade the lawn on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, the Burroughs Home is the ideal setting for your next event.

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Create Your Perfect Mood

You have a vision for your dream wedding, and we want to make it happen! Our event planners and service providers are ready to help you create your perfect day, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Take a Step Back

Step back in time to the year 1901 and learn about life in Fort Myers more than a century ago. Join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers’ oldest homes.

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A Space for Any Occasion

Whether planning an elegant wedding or a high-powered corporate event, our Open Air Pavilion provides the perfect location with a pristine setting along the river bank.

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Explore the Historic Home

Learn about the Burroughs family as well as the array of famous Americans who often visited the home. It has kept much of the original furniture and pictures from the family, making this a “must see” for anyone who visits or lives in Southwest Florida.

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Come Rain or Shine

With the weather in Southwest Florida being as unpredictable as it is, we're prepared for any situation with options for indoor and outdoor settings. At the Burroughs Home, rain on your wedding day will never mean anything but good luck.

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Holiday Memories are Made Here

Each year in December, the Burroughs Home comes alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of the Holidays. The home, along with the historic Langford-Kingston home across the street, is decorated with a special theme that reminds us of seasons’ past, and creates new memories.

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Say “I Do” on the River

Adding a gorgeous view to an already special day just puts the icing on the cake for your event. The Burroughs Home & Garden property provides expansive views of the river, nestled away in private setting. Tour the property today to see it for yourself.

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If Trees Could Talk…

The Burroughs Home property is home to large mature trees and well-maintained foliage that have witnessed history on these grounds. Make your magical moment happen under the stately oak trees… and dance the night away in the historic pavilion on the water.

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Meetings & Events with a View

Gather your business associates or group on the dancing porch, or for larger events at the Gale McBride Pavilion, to have your next meeting, fundraiser, or function. From holiday party to annual meetings to client appreciation party, the amazing property along with delicious catering services provides your company the perfect setting to get down to business.

Our Featured Services

Weddings & Events

From happy endings and magical moments to family gatherings and corporate luncheons, Burroughs Home & Gardens is the ideal location for your wedding or special event. And we’ll work with you every step of the way to make it perfect!

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Guided Tours

The only home of its time still standing in its original location and open to the public, the Burroughs Home is a unique Fort Myers treasure. Come explore this historic home with its lush gardens and stately oaks. You can even join us for lunch!

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Our History

Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers’ elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Harken back to a simpler time as you explore the history of this beautiful treasure and the family that called it home.

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60th Anniversary of Holiday House!

December 9th-23rd

The Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club (FMWCC) has announced the theme for its Holiday House 2016 as “Let Heaven and Nature Sing.” The historic Burroughs and Langford Kingston homes will be decorated in the traditional holiday colors of red, green, silver and gold with reindeers, pinecones, angels, and cardinals. This year is especially significant, as the Community Club celebrates its 60th anniversary bringing Holiday House to the community.

Holiday House 2016 will open its doors Friday, December 9 and run through Friday, December 23. Hours are from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 8:30 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. Tickets are $5 for adults and children under the age of 10 are free. Veterans and active members of the military are free with identification. Santa Claus will be at the Langford-Kingston home to hear children’s Christmas wishes.

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Host Your Holiday Party at the Burroughs Home!

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The Burroughs Home was the one and only location we visited; my fiancé and I fell in love with the location immediately and the staff sealed the deal!

AaronFebruary 11, 2016

The staff is so amazing and kept me calm all day. They were a huge factor in the success of our wedding and we are so thankful! The location was beautiful and our wedding was great.

ChristineFebruary 6, 2016

I would highly recommend the Burroughs Home and all of their recommended vendors. They work so well together. Thank you for helping make our wedding special.

MelissaApril 23, 2016

Could not have been better. Beautiful, classy venue at a great price.

LaurieFebruary 26, 2016

We are so pleased with our experience at the Burroughs Home. The grounds are beautiful, the food was spectacular (they even made delicious Indian cuisine for the whole reception as a special request), and the staff was very professional, responsible, hard working, and understanding of our event’s quirks.

JoeNovember 8, 2014

Cannot say enough about the level of service we received! The Burroughs home is absolutely beautiful! Everyone had a great time! We used most all of their recommended vendors for linens, photography and Jordan Webster catering was incredible! Would do it all over again and not change a thing! (besides weather)

Recently Married Bride

This home is not only old and interesting but is also on the historic list. The interior and appointments are magnificent and the docents are very interesting and informative.

VisitorAugust 2016

I went with a group of women for a private tour of the Burroughs House. The historian knew her stuff and made it very enjoyable. Afterwards we had a catered lunch on the veranda, which was not included in the price of the tour. I think reservations are a must.

VisitorJanuary 2016

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Explore the Historic Property

Step back in time to the year 1901 and learn about life in Fort Myers more than a century ago. The Burroughs Home, located in the beautiful River District in Fort Myers, is the only home of its time still standing in its original location and open to the public. Learn about the Burroughs family as well as the array of famous Americans who often visited the home. The Burroughs Home has kept much of the original furniture and pictures from the family, making this a “must see” for anyone who visits or lives in Southwest Florida.

Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by … but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers’ oldest homes, The Burroughs Home.

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