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Smallwood Store

Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2989
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: *Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the Historic Smallwood...
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: *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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Point Pleasant
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had hundreds of items from their and my past history..had been around as a working store from many years ago and finally turned into a museum. Was there for about an hour but only because I had other places I needed to go. Could have spent multiple hours there. Owner very helpful and talkative and gave brief history lesson... would... More 

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North Redington Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is the real deal. Tourists can visit but it is much more than an attraction. This is an important historic American frontier Trading Post, General Store, rich with color and history. I dont know what its preservation status is, but I fear we may be in danger of losing a real national treasure. Support Smallwoods!!!!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We did an airboat ride at Captain Mitch's and our Captain, Captain Ben suggested we visit this small out of the way place... It was worth the trip. A ride through Everglades City (also a fun place) to Chokoloskee Island down a sandy road you'll find this little gem, Smallwood Store. The husband of the owner (a relative of the... More 

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Rochester, NY
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109 reviews 109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful views of the water. Very interesting collection of local memorabilia and the local people who are working there do a fine job of putting the little museum into historical perspective.

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We followed the reviews from yelp regarding the small museum and we're delighted to find the museum and boat trip the highlight of our week. The museum was fascinating as they had so many things from the olden days from the general store and a great story about the outer life and the Indians that were part of the original... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a small place but certainly worth the trip, especially for lovers of antiques and vintage Americana. The store/trading post has such an interesting - if at times sordid - history and it was a great little addition to our visit to the everglades. The store/museum offers plenty of photo opportunities and on a hot day, it was nice... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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329 reviews 329 reviews
173 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped in to hear the story of the store, but apparently the gentleman who typically talks about the history and contents was absent and the woman was busy with folding merchandise.. We wandered around the store turned museum. There were definitely original items as well as items post 1906, many I remember from my childhood in the 1950's such... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Fun to see the coast of Ten Thousand Islands. There looks like there must be a good story about the origins of the store but it is a bit crowded and simply maintained. Good for a bit of local flavor.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Smallwood Store is no longer a store, but a museum showing what the store was like when it was filling the needs of early settlers and Seminoles. The store has an assortment of goods that would have been on offer in the early 1900's. The store is on the site where the Killing in Killing Mr. Watson took place... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had only stopped at the dock to turn and head back up the coast . Luckily for us it had just turned 11.00 and the owner was opening up the museum/shop. $5 entrance fee was well worth the stories from the DVD, all the stuff on show and almost constant anecdotes from the owner. Well worth a visit and... More 

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