Fort Myers Landmarks and Monuments
(Fort Myers, Florida - FL, USA)
Officially established back in 1840, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County and contains a number of important landmarks, monuments and memorials. Since its listing on the Florida state map, Fort Myers has seen a colorful history, which is largely the legacy of its inhabitants.
As a visitor to the Fort Myers area, you can indulge in the benefits of this legacy by visiting historic sites and landmarks, such as the Burroughs family home and the Edison Ford Complex, the latter being one of the region's most popular landmarks and visitor attractions.
Thomas Edison Bridge
This Thomas Edison Bridge is a mighty construction, built in 1931 to unite the areas either side of the Caloosahatchee River. US-41 and Alternate US-41 roads now reap the benefits of the bridge, which was opened on Edison's 84th birthday.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
The Burroughs Family Home
Address: 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, Florida FL, 33901, USA
Tel: +1 239 337 0706
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Burroughs home in downtown Fort Myers dates back to 1901, when it was built to provide a home for the famous Burroughs family. The Burroughs Family Home now serves as both a venue for events, such as conferences and dinners, and also as a tourist center where visitors can receive guided tours giving the history of the family.
Open hours: Tours: Tuesday to Friday - 11:00
Admission: charge, discount available to seniors and children between six and 12 years old
The Old Lee County Courthouse
Address: 2120 Main Street, Fort Myers, Florida FL, 33901, USA
Tel: +1 941 335 2481
Built in 1915, the Old Lee County Courthouse is one of the region's oldest and most historical constructions and landmarks. In 1989 this important Fort Myers building underwent extensive reconstruction work and was essentially returned to its original state, and five years later it was the scene of the movie 'Just Cause', starring Sean Connery. The courthouse remains an important center for many judicial functions. Guided tours are available of both the buildings and the grounds in which it resides.
Open hours: hours vary