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Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2989
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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This is the real deal to learn about the history of this part of Florida. It is a huge "Treasure Chest" of artifacts from the last hundred years or so... Very interesting way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the real deal to learn about the history of this part of Florida. It is a huge "Treasure Chest" of artifacts from the last hundred years or so... Very interesting way to enjoy a few hours on a hot or raining day.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This old trading post is a throwback to the early 1900s. It houses an interesting collection mostly left in it's original condition when it closed as a store in 1979. Worth an hour if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Know this; maybe it is called a store but, it is a museum, and you will wish you could buy the amazing antiques that fill this place. As you walk through the Smallwood Store, the history, the stories, and the salty air will, take you back to a simpler time. I wish I could've been there! You simply must visit... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a lot of fun. Quick drive from Marco Island where we were staying. We met the great grandson of the areas most vicious gunslinger. The family still runs the store and the stories about local legends were worth the drive for us. We got some great photo ops in the store/museum which looks like American Pickers porn lol.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you want to view original articles and hear great stories from days gone by in the Everglades, this is THE place. I loved seeing all the items used to live in the glades from the 1900's to today. The owners are descendants of the original family. Definitely worth the fee to enter to see, enjoy the water view, and... More 

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Seffner, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This actually a museum, not a place to buy stuff, although they do have a small gift shop area. The price of admission is now $5 but worth it to look at all the stuff from times gone by, giving you an appreciation of times now. No a/c, just breezes off the bay. If you chat it up with the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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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North Bay, Canada
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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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Additional Information about Smallwood Store

Address: Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2989
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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