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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 2014
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Marathon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a museum that is an old store sealed in time. There is a very real danger that a developer will block access soon, so visit now while you can. A real piece of old Cracker history.

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England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Smallwood Stores is an amazing time capsule of a place, at Chokoloskee near Everglades City. It has Totch's canoe outside, and inside is like stepping back in time to the trading post it once was, with original bottles of potions and whatever on the shelves, loads of old things to see and Jim, who was running the museum when we... More

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Herts
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162 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The museum is laid out as it was when it was a trading post. There is so much to see and a lot of information about the people who settled in that area. There is also a video to watch. It is fascinating, but it was very hot and so I found it difficult to take it all in. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Smallwood store is a step back in time , history. It's worth the donation per guest. There's a book called The Killing of Mr.Watson which happened here in the early 1900's it's good reading. It tells what it was like here. The folks who lived in Chokoloskee were tough, honest, and hard working people . They had to be. The... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This store has an interesting history. It was established in 1906, mainly as a trading post dealing in furs and local produce. For decades it was a general store. Now it is a museum dedicated to its bygone days. Notorious outlaw Edgar Watson hung out here in the early part of the twentieth century. His claim to fame -- or,... More

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a very rainy country
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went to this shop to ask for a boat tour. It turned out there was no boat driver available so the owner of the shop took us with his own boat. We did a two hour cruise but it ended up to be allmost three hours and it was really great! We saw so many wild life... It turned out... More

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Senior Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wonderful memorabilia & stories of the old Everglades in this former general store turned museum south of Everglades City in a somewhat remote location. The $5.00 admission fee is well worth the experience. The local curator is a local & was an interesting & friendly host. They also offer islands boat tours right outside the back door. Don't miss it!

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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is a marvel- a miracle it exists at all, given how much Florida has changed in the past 100 years- the "pioneer" displays make for interesting reading- imagine the struggles people made against the heat, the bugs, the terrifying storms- something must have made them stay... My favorite part of the state of Florida is the Everglades, especially... More

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