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Smallwood Store

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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...more
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
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All reviews trading post old florida step back in time everglades city florida history on stilts entry fee seminole indians on display early florida great history worth the trip take your time little gem interesting museum great granddaughter early settlers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the layer of dust all over everything, this place is a really interesting historical spot to visit. Especially talk to the guy that is running it, to get some of the history. Spend your time looking at all the bottles and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beth F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located next to the boat tours to the Thousand Islands mangrove park. Buildings on stilts for good reason due to previous storm surges from various hurricanes. An interesting museum with many artifacts of the local history. Also some worthwhile gifts to be had. We purchased...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Step back in time and forward in understanding the formation of a people, a community and a way of life. Americana at its best!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank philunderwood
Reviewed October 31, 2018

A wonderful trip back into Old Florida. This was the wildest frontier in the state and Ted Smallwood's Store houses countless artifacts, carefully arranged so that it makes the visitor feel they have traveled in time. Add to this the connection to the paranormal with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whaler4ever
Lynn M, Manager at Smallwood Store, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for the great review, so glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope you can come back and visit again!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

4 of us went out with Captain Gary on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. Looking round Smallwood Stores before he arrived was like stepping back in time, with an interesting video to watch as well. The trip itself is great, zooming round the islands looking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesley L
Reviewed September 26, 2018

TIME. They say it doesn't stand still. Sometimes that adage doesn't hold true. Case in point: the Historic Smallwood Store deep in the heart of the 10,000 Islands on the western edge of the Florida Everglades. Knocking off a few more items from our FL...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Can't say enough, great visit to the early 1900's. Everything, as it was back then ! Has not, been Modernized, at all...

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Don't expect too much, it's a small and modest place but it's only 5$ per person and they have a lot of stuff to showcase what the past look like in this area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bwiti I
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The store and setting are great. The history is marvelous. The boat tour guide is wonderful. That said, the guy who took my money was a somewhat irritable guy who seemed like he really needed a vacation. He was kind of dismissive about local history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

My wife and I had no idea what to expect from this place and I have to admit when we pulled up and saw a fee to enter ($5) it was a surprise as I didn't recall seeing it on any of the web pages...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 23, 2018|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
Chokoloskee Island Park is also a good one.
February 12, 2018|
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He is fiberglass, unfortunately wax would never survive in the heat of the summer here in South Florida. It is a very close likeness of Mr. Smallwood, especially to the people who actually knew him it was a little more than... More
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