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Smallwood Store

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Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades City, Florida, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2989
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

*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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Fascinating Museum

Stayed on Chokoloskee and strolled to museum. Fascinating displays and history. Charming and informative. Worth the visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hastings, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed on Chokoloskee and strolled to museum. Fascinating displays and history. Charming and informative. Worth the visit.

Thank gallens2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like that it was an important piece of Florida history. Employee was able to answer our questions. Do some research before you go so your question can be answered while you're there.

Thank harold f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by during Fourth of July weekend it was our first time in Everglades city so we had to check out all the historical sites. I was really intrigued by all the history that was in the store if you don't know much about Everglades City this is a great place to stop for a page... More 

Thank Mark G
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an absolute wealth of information and history of the Everglades. It is hard to imagine living in the glades. This museum will clearly paint you a picture.

Thank ZiOscreations
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

A place with history. Relayed to us as we entered. Full of all sorts of goods that early settlers needed and an interesting and informative history of the natives that were there. These had been displaced from South America. Reasonable price so give it a go.

Thank loiriston
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a small museum that preserves the look/feel of a general store from back in the early 20th century. Cool old bottles, ads, and machinery. Not a ton to see in the place, and they do charge a token admission fee (kids under 12 free). The store is directly on the water and has beautiful views.

Thank juanbatlle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have been here before but never have gone in .... I was able to take a look around because I was awaiting to take a tour .... The view from the upper porch is nice and there was a beautiful breeze . The store is filled with artifacts from the 50s and 60s ...presentation could be better if dusted... More 

Thank seasailorswim
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Interesting but not worth the $5.00 admission. There is very little for sale as a 'store' so it's the historical nature of the place.

Thank Edward R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went to visit the historic building and museum. It was very interesting and although we did not take a boat tour, the prices were very reasonable and cheaper than other prices I researched in the area. Unfortunately, we had already taken a boat tour somewhere else for double the price by the time we stumbled upon this place by... More 

Thank Rachel L
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

An amazing piece of Florida history lovingly maintained and presented by descendants of a pioneering family. Worth a visit to check out the way life was for early Florida settlers. I have visited several times and am always amazed that, regardless of the time of year, there is a breeze blowing through the space keeping it cool - even in... More 

Thank TikiTraveller

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