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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
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A TripAdvisor Member
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
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We found interesting things to buy for gifts. People at the store were very friendly and showed us unusual things that had been found in the waters.

Thank annarosakohn
Reviewed April 12, 2017

A lot of history here. stop in and see one of the oldest post office is in Florida go to the back deck and do some fishing if you got a fishing rod

Thank LouPerti81662
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Very interesting - definitely worth $5 entrance to see the amazing things they have inside and take a trip into Florida history

Thank Dinah N
Lynn M, General Manager at Smallwood Store, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your visit. Its nice to hear from visitors that appreciate old Florida history!

Reviewed April 2, 2017

This Store is more a Museum and is falling into disrepair. so is not as "pretty" as the website. There is a fee now to enter the store where all the "items for sale" are. However, the area beside the shot has a lovely view...More

Thank Linda B
Lynn M, General Manager at Smallwood Store, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

There has always been a fee to enter the historical museum. There is a gift shop for museum visitors, if you want a store you should go back to Everglades where there are several stores you can shop at. The building is over a hundred...More

Reviewed April 1, 2017

The place was pretty, in a quaint location, but didn't really understand why the fee to enter. I'm happy to make a donation, but it really seemed as though you could get the same experience walking through a second-hand store anywhere in Florida. There wasn't...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Lots of old time store items, but they should try to make it on sales rather than admission. Do you really want to pay to shop? Not me. Note: if you consider it a museum it could be worthwhile, but it's pretty small for a...More

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Is Smallwoods still open? What are the hours?
December 22, 2015|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
We are open daily from 10 to 5
Where would you recommend to eat in the area?
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.