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Smallwood Store

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Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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+1 239-695-2989
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*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the...

*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness also known as "Florida's Last Frontier". Learn about the Calusa Indians and later the Seminole and Miccousukee Tribes that traded at the Trading Post. Visit the Tigertail gift shop located inside the Smallwood Store Museum. You will find books & DVD's related to Southwest Florida History, authentic Seminole crafts & carvings, artwork & photography from local artist, alligator heads, t-shirts and much more.

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Visit a piece of historic Florida

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Everglades City do not pass up the chance to see the island of Chokoloskee, FL. I could have spent all day at the Smallwood Store for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Everglades City do not pass up the chance to see the island of Chokoloskee, FL. I could have spent all day at the Smallwood Store for $5/person. The history of this late 19th century trading post is incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we booked this Everglades tour through our resort but it sounded fun so we went for it!! I'll have to say among the 8 hours the 1 hour spent with Captain James was Spectacular!! He was fun, very informative and he made our Day! The dolphins and Osprey's were... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You've driven all this way to see remote Chokoloskee. So why not go to the end of the island and see this fascinating old general store-turned-museum for a trip back in time. It's been featured in prominent publications such as the New York Times, chockablock with Americana and intriguing artifacts of yesteryear. Plus excellent views on the water and boat... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a cool $5/person you visit the life of a small outpost store of the early 1900's with many relics and memorabilia. Stories of the community uprising against Mr. Watson, a video by Totch Brown describing his life as a youth around the area, etc. Possibly check out their First Annual White Pelican Celebration Festival coming Jan 6-8, 2017. Might... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about this so I felt I had to go out of my way a bit to see it. Was it worth it? I don't know. $5 entry fee, walk around and see all this old time, musty stuff. I grew up in the 60's in a lakes region so it was kind of a cool nostalgic place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this if you like Floridian history. It's a one-of-a-kind historical stop. My family drops in each time we visit Everglades City for fishing trips.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We spent a great hour meandering through this museum watching the videos and browsing through the items on display , it was great to have been here as it was mentioned in the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum we visited later in our trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This is a museum that charges a small fee. It tells the story of trading that started in 1906 with many original items from the store on display. It is authentic - by closing your eyes you can almost feel how it was in its heyday. Nice views from the back of the store.

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Donora, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The store was interesting! But not worth $5 per person. I think they would do better as a free will donation store that sold more items and some local crafts. Or ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I had read Shadowland by Peter Mathiessen which is an in depth rough and tumble history of the settlement of this area and the Smallwood Store keeps the story alive. Local author Rick Mathers is often in the store and brings the story up to current times with his first hand colorful tales. His 'Ghosts of Chokoloskee' is selling like... More 

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Lynn M, Manager at Smallwood Store, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review.............it is always nice to see people enjoying the Everglades hope you can come again in the future! More 

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