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Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2989
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Description: *Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At...
*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness also known as "Florida's Last Frontier". Learn about the Calusa Indians and later the Seminole and Miccousukee Tribes that traded at the Trading Post. Visit the Tigertail gift shop located inside the Smallwood Store Museum. You will find books & DVD's related to Southwest Florida History, authentic Seminole crafts & carvings, artwork & photography from local artist, alligator heads, t-shirts and much more.
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Must-see - Indian Trading Post, now a museum

I was enthralled by this place. Originally an Indian Trading Post which is now a museum. The chap who looked after it was a mine of interesting stories and information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Grew up in Florida and love its history. Visited the store about 15 years ago and was going to visit again this month. Now they charge $5 just to enter. Not worth the admission. I will buy Florida books online.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was enthralled by this place. Originally an Indian Trading Post which is now a museum. The chap who looked after it was a mine of interesting stories and information. Make sure you ask him lots of questions as he knew his stuff. His knowledge and friendly attitude made a huge difference to the visit, really enjoyable. The place was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nothing overly exciting but an interesting visit if you have time. Pretty location and neat history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We outnumber the locals and it becomes a challenge to find someone who can tell you about the island. The artifacts in the museum are neat, but they are not nearly as valuable as the stories you get from the people who run Mr. Smallwood’s store. They grew up in the area, they are proud of their home, and if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I thought the bottle of common household bottles were interesting. They had some pretty cool antiques to look at and let your mind wonder back in time a little. Fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited on a fishing trip after really enjoying the excellent novel by Peter Matthiessen. An end of the road place even today which makes it all the more interesting. $5 entrance fee is a little steep but glad to support living local history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Must go up stairs to view, but well worth the $5.00 to visit. Really brings the history of the area home. If you are lucky, Rick Mager will be there to share his books and perspective. We didn't take the boat tour since the weather was very cool, but I'm guessing it would be very worth while. If you make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We. I biked to it which was nice in itself. Amazing collection of old Americana, and gorgeous views off the back deck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A great look back at days gone by! Small museum with a touch of nastalga for the past. Locally owned and operated. Combine this with a everglades boat tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Big old barn of a building packed with supplies, clothing, goods, tools and photos of a past era. Smallwood family descendents staff the museum/gift shop. If you're lucky, local historian/author Rick Magers will be hanging out there to tell you tales of yesteryear.

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