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Waterfront Food and Brew Festival Coming May 25!

Food, beer and live music enthusiasts are invited to the first-ever River District Food and Brew Festival on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located right on the waterfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers. This festival is the only area festival set on the […]

Inaugural Bridal Exposé Will Help Plan Your Wedding

The Burroughs Home & Gardens is taking reservations and finalizing plans for its inaugural “Brunch on the River: An Inspirational Bridal Exposé” to be held on November 11, 2018 to showcase the venue’s expansive waterfront views, alongside an array of over 45 wedding professionals and services. The strolling tour will introduce engaged couples to the […]

New 3D Virtual Tour of Holiday House

Visitors can now see the historic Burroughs Home decorated for the holidays like never before, thanks to Fort Myers-based 3D Interspace Solutions. The company digitally scanned the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club’s 60th annual Holiday House using state-of-the-art, 4K ultra high definition (UHD) to create the 3D virtual tour of this annual event for worldwide […]

Jennifer Nelson Assumes Role of Executive Director

Jennifer I. Nelson has joined the Uncommon Friends Foundation today as its new executive director. She will oversee daily operations of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, the operation and maintenance of the Burroughs Home & Gardens, and oversight of the James Newton Archives. Nelson has been in senior management positions for eight years at Goodwill Industries of […]

Burroughs Home Hosts Final Tea Party of the Season

The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens will host its final tea party of the season on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. “The Victorian Fairy Painting Tea” is presented by local historical entertainer Laurie Nienhaus and will include a presentation of quality reprints of the great fairy paintings of the Victorian era. Guests will enjoy […]

Burroughs Home Offers Tours and Tea Parties

The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, Florida is scheduling tea parties and entertaining luncheon programs on Mona’s dancing porch. Two different entertainment program formats are available. Guests can choose from monthly “Teatime Tuesdays” or combination “Tours with Tea” offered exclusively to groups of 10 or more […]

Burroughs Home Hosts 100th Wedding in new Pavilion

Historic property offers amazing views!  The Uncommon Friends Foundation proudly announces the Gale McBride Pavilion at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens has reached the major milestone of hosting its 100th event at the facility. The riverfront venue was completed in March 2015 and was paid for entirely from privately donated funds raised by the […]

NEW! Tea Parties Added to Tour Choices

A New Twist on Tours at the Burroughs Home! Groups of 10 or more wishing to tour the historic Burroughs Home can now add an adventurous tea experience, with the option of one of two programs! Presented by local author, speaker, and playwright Laurie Nienhaus, guests can choose from either “For the Love of Lavender” […]

60th Anniversary of Holiday House

The 2016 Holiday House tour of the historic Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes located at 2505 and 2500 First Streets in downtown Fort Myers will begin December 8 at 5:00 p.m. with a VIP and Media Open House party and then will open to the public on Friday, December 9 and run nightly through December 23 […]

Burroughs Home Hosts “Locals Appreciation Day”

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 […]