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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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 weird when we first got him.
I have told the story before to other visitors but when the man who created him was putting the finishing touches on him they tied him to a chair in the backyard to secure him and do the finishing touches. Someone called the sheriffs department on him because they thought it looked like elder abuse when it was just a dummy. So you are not the first one to think he is real!