Murphy-Burroughs House, Fort Myers

Murphy-Burroughs House, Fort Myers

The Murphy-Burroughs House is a three-story, Georgian Revival style home. It was built in 1901 for cattle rancher John T. Murphy. In 1919, the home was sold to businessman Nelson Burroughs. It was then gifted to the City of Ft. Myers by Mona Burroughs, the man's eldest daughter.

Since 1978, the Murphy-Burroughs House has been open for weddings and other events. The interior continues to be adorned with most of the same furnishings from the home's genesis, which makes it an ideal spot for special occasions.

The home is open for guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Reservations must be made in advance for these docent-led tours.

Visitors on walking tours can stroll by the home to see one of the most historic residences in Ft. Myers. They can use the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks to gain the perfect view of the home and gardens. The home is only steps away from the Ft. Myers Yacht Basin and Look Out Pier.

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Sight Name: Murphy-Burroughs House
Sight Location: Fort Myers, USA (See walking tours in Fort Myers)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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