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Smallwood Store

360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+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 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool place that was once an Indian trading post,a post office and general store in what was once a wilderness frontier. In many ways Chokoloskee Island still is the end of civilization as one heads south along Florida's west coast,beyond here is...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always enjoy coming here. The store is locked in time and there's always some item that you didn't notice on a previous trip.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

You'll find Smallwood's General Store at the "end" of the road the west side of the state. Please don't be mislead, it is a museum which is housed within the original general store. Lots of old items and some history pertaining to the early white...More

Thank TheBuckeye
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a good extra stop if you are in Everglades City to ride the air boats or go to the national park. The admission is cheap and it is worth it to see the old time collection of early Florida historical items from the...More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is not "on your way" to someplace...this is a destination you seek out! But it was fun. We saw this store on some TV show and wanted to make it a place to visit. We enjoyed the ride across Tamiami Trail, and detoured to...More

Thank DrBillH
Reviewed June 28, 2017

I wanted to grab the virtual caches out on the water and signed up for a boat tour from the smallwood store. The trip was AMAZING!!! The captain (who I think also owns the store) grew up here and shared stories that made our trip...More

Thank Anne P
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Good place to pop in and learn a bit about the island. Lots of history and antiques to look at in an original location. Young kids also enjoyed it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 28, 2017

This is a look at the way life was in time past. We thoroughly enjoyed imagining how folks lived in simple times. Worth the $5.00 entrance fee just to see the manikin of Ted that is so life-like we expected him to get up and...More

Thank Briarta
Reviewed April 28, 2017

When I walked into this store I had no idea what to expect. There are antiques, old magazines, old appliances, and lots of history! While we were there we met the great Grandson of Ted Smallwood the man who owned the store, established in 196....More

Thank celesteu2015
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This is an unusual and very real historic site. A legitimate country store was reopened after decades being closed with all the legitimate products inside at the date of original closure and by the original family. The folks are friendly and we took a boat...More

Thank farmhand2014
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December 22, 2015|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
We are open daily from 10 to 5
February 13, 2015|
Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
HI I would recommend the Havana Café located here on Chokoloskee Island, they have fresh seafood and a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor. There are good restaurants in Everglades as well.