Historic GUIDED TOURS

 Tours led by Docents

Tuesdays, Wednesdays – 11:00 a.m.

 Reservations and payment are required in advance.

Docent Led Adults $20.00

Children 5-15 yrs. $8.00

Weekly – Self-Guided Tours 

9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m 

Self Guided Read Tour $10.00

Self Guided with App $16.99

Children 5-15 yrs. $8.00

For reservations – Please contact us by e-mail at tours@burroughshome.com or by calling call (239) 337-9505

It’s the Finest Historic Experience in SW Florida!

Step back in time to the year 1918 and learn about life in Fort Myers as it was more than a century ago. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival style mansion was the scene of many high society parties of Fort Myers’ elite residents. The Burroughs Home & Gardens, located in the vibrant River District of downtown 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, from Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Dr. Alexis Carrel to aviator Charles Lindbergh who often visited the home. The Burroughs Home & Gardens has remained authentic to the early 1900’s with many of the original furnishings 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 or relax in a rocking chair on the stately verandah as you watch the meandering river gently roll by … but, first join Mona and Jettie Burroughs, the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife, Adeline, for a tour as they share their history and delightful tales of growing up in one of Fort Myers’ largest, most stately mansions.

Email tours@burroughshome.com or call 239-337-9505 for a reservation.

Contact Us

2505 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Historical Tours Only

tours@burroughshome.com
239.337.9505

Arlene Roth talked about the history of Burroughs Home & Gardens, the first year-round luxury home in Fort Myers, and of the family who lived there. Built in 1901, the mansion was the scene of many social events attended by Fort Myers’ elite, including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Watch Video!

PHOTO GALLERY

Holiday House

The Burroughs Home and Langford-Kingston Home are open for Holiday House nightly in DECEMBER (Dates TBD ) from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the corner of First & Fowler Streets in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Last tour of the evening is at 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Kids 10 and under with parent and military personnel and veterans with I.D. are FREE. Visit Santa nightly! Tour both historic homes decorated for the holidays by the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club. Tickets are available onsite or for advance purchase at Click Holiday House Tickets.

EXPERIENCE HOLIDAY HOUSE ALL YEAR ROUND!

Take a Virtual Tour

Online visitors can now see the historic Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes 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 traditional Holiday House to create a 3D virtual tour, allowing a unique preview of this annual event to viewers worldwide. This Holiday House marked the 60th annual Holiday House and was themed, “Let Heaven and Nature Sing.”

Bryce Clerk, founder of 3D Interspace Solutions said, “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to scan the historic Burroughs Home in 3D to showcase the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club’s gift to the community.”

Virtual Tour

Directions

From Interstate 75
Take the SR 80-Palm Beach Blvd exit West. Turn Left onto Hough Street, and park in the parking lot behind the large brick home on the right. Burroughs Home & Gardens is across the street. Walk across First St-SR 80, and cross the street to Burroughs Home & Gardens.
From Hwy 41
Turn East onto SR 82-MLK Blvd- downtown Fort Myers. Follow Left on Evans, curve around and take a left on First St. Turn Left onto Hough Street, and park in the parking lot behind the large brick home on the right. Burroughs Home & Gardens is across the street. Walk across First St-SR 80, and cross the street to Burroughs Home & Gardens.