Events

 Guided Tours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays w/ RSVP

*please note the home is closed in the month of July for construction

Burroughs Home

Burroughs Home

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Lunch is available on the historic dancing porch for groups of 10 or more!

Email tera@burroughshome.com or call (239) 337-9505 for reservation.

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.

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. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time.

Watch a video of the inside of the Burroughs Home here:  http://www.c-span.org/video/?318525-1/historic-burroughs-home

Adults $12.00
Seniors $10.00
Children 6yrs to 12yrs $5.00

*Lunch on the beautiful dance porch after the tour is available for groups of 10 or more, let us know if you are interested when you RSVP

The Burroughs Home & Gardens

2505 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Directions:  If you are coming 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.  The Burroughs Home is across the street. Walk across First St-SR 80, and cross the street to the Burroughs Home.

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.  The Burroughs Home is across the street. Walk across First St-SR 80, and cross the street to the Burroughs Home.

 

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Grand Staircase (Chris Tel)

Grand Staircase (Chris Tel)