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Southwest Florida Museum of History

2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239 - 321-7430
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Type: Museums
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Annapolis, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this Museum, at a very affordable price that provided us with a ton of information about Southwest Florida's History!!! It took us about 90-minutes to walk through this Museum! Plentiful exhibits with both audio (hand held device) and visual information from prehistoric times through the mid-1900's!!!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The museum might have been small but the displays were arranged well. Learned a lot of information about the area I had not known. The displays were all well done. There was lots of reading but also listening devices to explain the displays further. We toured the Pullman coach and peered inside the Cracker House.The staff were very helpful. Had... More

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a very nice museum. It's not high tech with a lot of interactive computing, just a basic museum. Lots of looking and some reading, if you choose. You can also get a listening devise which will narrate many of the stops. There are follow up displays to go along with the narration. Especially interesting was learning about the... More

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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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