We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Southwest Florida Museum of History

2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239 - 321-7430
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #22 of 51 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Museums
18 visitor photos
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    31
    7
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Port Charlotte, Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Venice, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Myers, Florida
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lakeland, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Coral, Florida
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Fort Myers
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Southwest Florida Museum of History also viewed

Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Southwest Florida Museum of History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Southwest Florida Museum of History, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing