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Henry Ford’s winter estate

Early 20th century American industrialist first met his boyhood hero Thomas Edison at a conference in 1896. While that encounter was brief, the two men would go on to have a close friendship for many years. Ford and his wife visited the famous inven...

Thomas Edison’s winter estate

Around the turn of the last century, America's wealthiest businessmen built winter homes in the state of Florida. Inventor Thomas Edison was no exception. While his primary home was in West Orange, New Jersey, Edison spent many winters at the tropic...

Villa Villekulla Still Exists in Florida

If you're a child of the 80s, and lucky you if you are, perhaps you remember seeing the "blockbuster" film, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. The 1988 remake of the popular children's adventure book starred Tami Erin in the title role and rec...

You Won’t Believe What’s Inside This Unrestored Mansion

Savannah’s Historic District is filled with dignified, lovingly-restored mansions which can be toured for a price. The Noble Hardee House overlooking Monterey Square is not one of them. Ever bit as stately as its counterparts, construction on this I...

The Story Behind Florida’s Abandoned Dome Home

The headquarters of a bizarre cult or left behind by a group of extra terrestrials? Origins of the abandoned dome home of Cape Romano near Marco Island, Florida have confounded many over the years. But the real story of the eccentric house is a lot ...

Fort Christmas Brings Old Florida to Life

CHRISTMAS | If you’re a sucker for places that preserve “Old Florida,” there’s nowhere in Orange County that does it better than Fort Christmas Historical Park. The centerpiece of the 25-acre park off State Road 50 is a more-than-convicing replica of...