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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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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Chokoloskee
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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Rochester, Minnesota
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Port Charlotte, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Point Pleasant
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
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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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Centerville
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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