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Smallwood Store

360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Palm City, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The items on the shelf brought back lots of memories. It so great that someone took the time to preserve this piece of history. It was worth $5 to walk down memory lane.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit. That the building has lasted this long so close to the water is incredible. There are so many interesting things from time gone by it's amazing. unfortunately this is somewhat of a tourist trap. The cost of admission seems high just to look at old cans, bottles, etc. Regretfully everything is decaying in... More

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Boynton Beach
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Smallwood's General Store was boarded up when we first started coming to Everglades City. We are so thankful that his heirs had the courage to go in, route the spiders, etc, clean everything up and put it back just the way it was. Pretty much all the history of Chokoloskee Island is in here. You must visit as no caption... More

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West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

While looking at the merchandise for sale, I kept saying "I remember that stuff...." What a great place to visit. The corner tv that loops the video of Loren "Totch" Brown convinced me to buy his book: a great history of early days in southwest Florida.

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sarasota FL
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180 reviews 180 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My friends' canoe guide recommend coming here, and I am very glad. It was a fun piece of old Florida, and interesting stories are told here. I had never heard of a "skunk ape" or the famous Mr. Watson. Old bottles, cans, flour sacks, utensils, etc. line the walls and ceiling. It was certainly worth the price of admission ($5)... More

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Naples, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is an amazing step back in time. All sorts of interesting tibias of Everglades history. Definitely at the end of the road. Make it part of an "Day in the Everglades".

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Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

'Twas magical: Rick Magers, a seasoned local author tells unforgettable stories of his travels and of the Everglades. The contrast: at the front desk is a local high school girl and her boyfriend. I kept thinking of the experience of being 17 and working in such a wonderful place. A "must see" on Chokolaskie

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Came across this place completely by accident on a rainy day after visiting the Everglade City Museum. At the end of a little road, we would never have found it without the signage. My daughter refused to get out of the RV and was not interested in going inside and when we came out, I showed her my photos and... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a small museum that, in actuality, is the old general store original to the region. Chock full of brands long past and different tools and cooking utensils not seen in a very long time. Many other objects are there to enjoy.

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Smallwood Store is filled with history and mystery and is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in SW Florida. I've been there many times and never tire of the view from the back deck or the novelties sold in the gift shop! The museum is a wonderful exhibit of a time gone by in south Florida's... More

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