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

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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florida
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Carnoustie
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12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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chicago
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23 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Not sure if it was worth the $5pp admission, but received a personal, friendly greeting, history of the store and opportunity to walk around and look at all the items from the past. This definitely is on the list of historic places and there isnt much to do around Everglades City on a cold Florida afternoon with out of town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you are interested in the history of the Everglades this is a great little place to visit. Take the time to listen and watch the dvd that is playing, you will learn so much listening to Totch Brown, I did. So interesting to listen first hand to someone who has spent their entire life (except for serving in Germany... More 

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Pittsburgh Pa
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I found this while driving around the backroads of the Everglades! A trip into the past as soon as you walk in the store/museum! All the original items from the store are on the shelves. Everything is as it was 120 years ago during it,s peak! There is a small wood deck on the back of the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place sounds interesting, a little slice of old Florida and the Everglades. Nowhere on its own website, nor in any articles I could find, was there any mention of a $5 cash-only admission to walk in the front door. This is supposedly a 501(c)3 not-for-profit enterprise. The $5 cash-only fee makes one question that. Not that $5 is a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I took a day trip over to visit the Smallwood Store Museum since I was very interested in learning more about Florida's past and the way people lived. What an eye opening visit. The original store is the museum! The flooring and all wooden pieces are from the original 1906 structure. Hundreds of originals are on display... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I stopped here after lunch in Everglade City and we knew we were about to step back in time a little but we went way back! If you are one who enjoys and appreciates historical sites, information, and artifacts then you will love this place! If you dont, then it will be a somewhat boring stop for... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This little trading post is like stepping back into time. The family has done an excellent job. I really enjoyed this place.

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