Burroughs Home Fort Myers, FLHistoric Burroughs Home and Gardens…a must see 

Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by.  Take a tour and walk inside every room in the home as you learn 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.

Take a peek inside of the Historic Burroughs Home by watching  here.

For historical tours of this magnificent property click here.

The Burroughs Home has come alive once again under the management of Uncommon Friends Foundation. In addition to historical tours, the home is the perfect waterfront setting for your:

  • Wedding
  • Reception
  • Private Party
  • Family Gathering


The Burroughs Home new Pavilion, which aligns the Calooshatchee River on the back side of the Burroughs Home property, is a special and exciting addition to our estate.  With the addition of this new open air pavilion, events can be held with up to 300 people with a gorgeous view of the water like no other in downtown Fort Myers. Please check out our wedding and events page for more information.


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