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Museum of the Everglades

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Address: 105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone Number: +1 239-695-0008
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy...
Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron Collier's personal Southwest Florida real estate empire - with a population of fewer than twelve families. First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's lush "River of Grass." Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples.
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Helpful staff and interesting museum

This little museum chronicles the development of Everglades City, a planned community built by Mr. Collier. The museum is located in the former community laundry building. It is... read more

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

This little museum chronicles the development of Everglades City, a planned community built by Mr. Collier. The museum is located in the former community laundry building. It is well worth the time to tour the exhibits. The docent on duty was also helpful with other places to visit on our way to the keys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stopped at the Museum of the Everglades while we were in the area for the day. It was very informative and interesting learning the rich history in the area. We spent about 30-45 minutes at this location and saw majority of the items there. There were artifacts, scale models, videos, pictures and several display items out to view. If... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The museum portrays some of the pre-European settlement history nicely, and in greater detail for post-European periods. Although I have visited the area for a month every year for 15 years, I learned a great deal, especially about the Baron Collier period and its aftermath and about the history of the indigenous tribes. The museum is compact, filling the ground... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Museum had information about many aspects of the everglades city. Loved that it included original Indians in the history. Also had 4 documentaries to watch.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent background for the area with excellent presentation of the history and origins of for the establishment of Everglades city and locality. Very informed and a positive introduction from the manager.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We learned more about Collier County and the history of the area in the half hour we spent at the museum than I've learned in my 4-5 previous visits to Naples. Very interesting and the woman that welcomed us gave us great advice about where we could try some good local food and described the airboat ride experience to us.... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This gem of a museum should not be missed. It's free, but as other visitors have reminded everyone, make a donation, it's worthy of one! We were rained out of our morning airboat tour and went to the museum. Take s look at the art in the entry. We went and watched the four short videos first and then toured... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a small museum housed in an old community laundry. I learned a lot about Everglades City, its original native inhabitants and how it became a company town. This is a well preserved building with nice artifacts and 4 short videos explaining the development of the area.

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Five Islands, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A good way to begin a trip to the Everglades is to visit the museum where there are videos, exhibits and friendly staff to help.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited this museum twice during my stay last month in southwest Florida. It's a source of fantastic information and history about south Florida: from the establishment and construction of the Tamiami Trail, to the history of the Native Americans in the area, to the interesting families who were involved in such history! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable.... More 

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Address: 105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone Number: +1 239-695-0008
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Everglades City
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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