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Southwest Florida Museum of History

2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239 - 321-7430
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Ranked #22 of 52 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Museums
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Venice, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Museum is small put fact filled with history about Ft Myers. Interesting look back at the last 200 years of history that will interest most people. Reinforces what an unusual history Florida has. Staff are very friendly. We saw the Clyde Butcher photo exhibit and he adds an interesting look at how beautiful Florida really is!

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This museum focuses on the Fort Myers area and provides a good amount of information about the area. The audio was fairly detailed and informative.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum is located in a charmingly restored train depot in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. The building itself witnessed the visitation of people such as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford; both had winter homes in Fort Myers. The displays in the museum are well presented and give a good look at life in Southwest Florida over the years beginning with... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are interested in southwest Florida history, this place is great. I was so surprised it wasn't busier. It had the history of Fort Myers and surrounding area. A lot to see in a rather small space, but well worth it.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I can't understand why peaple would rate this quaint museum low. In so thankful I didn't listen to those reviewers and found a great deal through groupon. It was only $15 for our family of four and had a little bit of everything to please everyone in the family.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This museum is very small with a limited amount of artifacts. it is interesting to learn about the history of Fort Myers from the time it was a way station on the cattle run to the city it is today. All it takes is about 90mins to 2 hours to see everything.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Can't believe having lived in this area 25 years and never visited this museum. What a gem. A must whether you're a resident or tourist. They also have visiting exhibits. Presently Clyde Butcher Photography. Black and white photography. Excellent.

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Fort Myers
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For the entry fee, don't go past the gift shop. Not much in the museum area. But, I'm spoiled, having lived within spitting distance of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
39 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wanted to see the current Clyde Butcher exhibit, but I got so absorbed in the other exhibits I almost forgot about it. A very nice overview of the Ft. Myers area since Paleolithic ages through World War II. I felt each exhibit was well thought out and put together for all ages to learn. Guests are given a wand that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My son & I went for a visit. It took us a couple hours to go thru & see everything. Very informative on southwest section of florida & also about the local area of fort myers. It is in a very old train station...which is neat just in itself. The exhibits were real nicely Displayed with lots of information on... More

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