Open House July 16 at historic Burroughs Home for “Locals Appreciation Day”


Year-round residents to enjoy special summer weekend tour.

The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located along the downtown riverfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida is holding a special “Locals Appreciation Day” open house on Saturday, July 16th beginning at noon for Southwest Florida residents. Recent renovations have the historic property looking better than it has in a century. The home was built in 1901 and bequeathed to the City of Fort Myers in 1978. Today, it is managed by the Uncommon Friends Foundation.

The 2½ story, 6,000 square foot home is a beautiful example of turn-of-the-century, Georgian Colonial Revival architecture common in Fort Myers at the time. From the new white, picket fence to its new roof and electrical upgrades, the Burroughs Home is all decked out and ready to greet local residents, as docents tell stories of the three families who have lived there and its historical significance. Tour the stately interior of the home and stroll the beautiful grounds looking out to the Caloosahatchee River.

To make reservations for the Saturday, July 16th special tour, email tera@burroughshome.com or call 239-337-9505. The roughly one-hour tour costs just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for children, and is free to veterans. Advance reservations are required. Guests may pay by cash, check or credit card. Ample parking is located directly across the street behind the Langford-Kingston Home located at 2500 First Street (bounded by Hough, First and Fowler Streets.) Recommended arrival is 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1993 and dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. It is located at the Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida. For more information, visit https://uncommonfriends.org/.