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Southwest Florida Museum of History

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Address: 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 - 321-7430
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good way to learn history

When we moved to Fl knew very little history of the state. Very informative, set up in an interesting way and made me want to read and visit more of SW Fl.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When we moved to Fl knew very little history of the state. Very informative, set up in an interesting way and made me want to read and visit more of SW Fl.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My degree is in history. Been to every major museum in the world and I'm sorry to say this one is a waste of time. Crowded with no logical theme. Stuff just thrown every which way. Dirty inside and they want to charge you I believe $10 for this mistake. Avoid this at all cost.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

quite a surprise- did not know this was here, even though we lived in the area for over five years! Good presentations, very interesting, and you only need about two hours to see it all!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a wonderful museum with the additional chance to see a true Pullman train car right on the premises. The exhibits are nicely described from the Indian period to present day all within one small museum. Don't worry that the audio headsets aren't available......too few I suppose.....since we just enjoyed reading the exhibits. But the Pullman train visit was... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum provides a very interesting tour of the history of the settlement and development of Fort Myers. We took our 2 grandchildren and they learned a lot from the displays in the exhibits. This is very well done and though a small museum, provides a lot of interesting displays and information. Well worth a visit if you are interested... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went on a 2 for $8 groupon ticket. It was worth it. Housed in the old train depot, as so many museums in small towns are these days. They displayed ancient paleo history using cast of actual skeletal findings. From there we progressed to the natives, the building of Fort Myers and on up to current times. It was... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were impressed with the MOH which answered the questions of why Ft Myers. Also, the Florida in the Civil War exhibit was very informative. The museum has many exhibits portraying the Florida from pre-historic times to the present. As a former elementary educator, I was impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this place with moderate expectations but were completely surprised at how well laid out and how nicely the exhibits were displayed. The outside train carriage is a very cool example of how travel on the trains used to be ! If anyone is interested in the history of the Fort Myers area then id recommend a visit as... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Walking audio wand tells you about each exhibit you are viewing. This saves time overall because all you have to do is listen and look. Only con is that two exhibit areas did not have audio narrative available. Video was somewhat misleading and inaccurate.

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Truth be told, I did not have high expectations when my teenage son and I visited here, but we were both very pleasantly surprised. There is a good depth and breadth of information and is well worth the visit.

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Additional Information about Southwest Florida Museum of History

Address: 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 - 321-7430
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
Open Hours:
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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