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.