Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Clewiston: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located on the Big Cypress Reservation, this museum celebrates the history and the traditions of the Seminole Tribe. Winner of a 2015-2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sarah S
Westminster, CO1,106 contributions
Great hike and great staff!
Mar 2020
There was a nice museum with interesting exhibits but the hike was superlative. It was a nice, short loop with lots of labels. It was raining when we got there and the woman working loaned us umbrellas. How nice!
Written February 22, 2021
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CSSnowshoer
New York City, NY4,156 contributions
Wonderful stop
Feb 2020 • Friends
We ended up lingering for a long time on the boardwalk loop. Its quite beautiful, well planted, and tended. Pleasant staff. Parking is a bit of a walk. Bring a lunch or take the time (lots of time) to get food from the stand across the street.
Written February 29, 2020
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Thank you for visiting us!
Written March 26, 2020
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ctabbott1947
Cleveland, OH62 contributions
Good museum and very nice boardwalk!
Feb 2020
We enjoyed learning about the Seminole tribe and the displays were very nice. They have a lovely boardwalk that stretches about a mile and a quarter. Word of warning: our GPS took us on a gravel back road that was one way...no cell service and in the middle of absolutely nowhere. There was no room to pull over to the side either. This made us nervous because I don’t know how one would get help if your car broke down! Stay on I 75 the whole way instead.
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you for your review and we really appreciate you leaving a tip about the drive for other potential visitors! I'm going to research the various maps that GPS are populated with because you are the second recent reviewer who had this issue. Hopefully I can find a solution!
Written February 27, 2020
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dandeja
key west, florida84 contributions
Worth the long trip
Feb 2020
It’s an hour and a half from Fort Myers, but well worth the trip. Gave us a chance to see the vast expanses of the interior of our great state. Actually saw some mounted cowboys working cattle along the way.

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum was an unexpected gem. It gave us great information about the history and culture of the Seminole people. Informative video, well presented displays knowledgeable friendly staff. Not a particularly large museum, but worth the modest fee. The building and grounds are first rate. You can’t appreciate the history of Florida without this piece.
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you for the fantastic review! The drive out from either Florida coast offers such a great, unique experience. Thank you for your appreciation of the Seminole story as a critical and often overlooked part of Florida history.
Written February 27, 2020
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Bruce-Boy47
Chambersburg, PA203 contributions
Prime Way to Learn Native Peoples of Everglades
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum was a unique opportunity to observe customs, clothing, food, buildings, village life and history. A 17 minute film was a great start. Staff was helpful, pleasant and professional.
Written February 17, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words--we are glad you hear you enjoyed your visit!
Written February 27, 2020
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TryppAdams
Minneapolis, MN9,537 contributions
Great museum, history and boardwalk! Must see!
Nov 2019
This museum is very affordable at $10 and offers some fantastic history and displays. You start with a short (15 min) video giving you history of the Seminole clans and different origination stories. Then you walk through the museum at your own pace enjoying the exhibits and seeing authentic clothing and traditions. If you want to learn about Seminole history and culture and have a glimpse into native american life, this is the museum for you. You can then walk the 1 mile elevated boardwalk that gives you deeper insight into local flora and fauna along with seeing traditional Seminole way of life and displays on the 8 clans. I left feeling very informed, even though it's a bit of a drive into the everglades back country, it's totally worth it.
Written December 29, 2019
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Thank you for your amazing review! It sounds like you took advantage of all our offerings and learned a lot about the Seminole Tribe on your visit.
Written February 27, 2020
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Patrick M
72 contributions
Not as large as I expected
Dec 2019
I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa, and have always been interested in Native American history. Hence, I drove from Fort Myers Beach to visit this museum. I expected much more. It did get me more interested in the history of the Seminoles, but that is about it. Staff members were friendly and helpful and the museum is clean. They have a one mile boardwalk through nature. Walk it. Do NOT use your Garmin or phone map app to get there. Both of mine got me hopelessly lost. Follow the directions they post of their website.
Written December 13, 2019
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Hi Patrick, we are sorry to hear you got lost on your way here but thank you for providing the tip for our other potential visitors in your review. We invite you to come back in November for our American Indian Arts Celebration where we host a wide array of Native vendors and demonstrators on our campus for a 2-day festival!
Written February 27, 2020
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Rosalinda G
2 contributions
Family outing
Nov 2019
Beautiful place to visit and learn the history of the Seminole Tribe. Recommend a visit here to gain more information on these wonderful people
Written November 25, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and learned more about the Seminole Tribe.
Written February 27, 2020
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Sandy Toes
14 contributions
This is very worthwhile and interesting museum
Nov 2019
We learn that the Seminole's were hunted down in early America and had to hide in the swamps for their survival. There is a movie showing this that is rather disturbing but important to see. The museum is small but shows Seminole early family life. It demonstrates their dress, customs and survival methods. There is a pretty walking nature path outside to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Written November 13, 2019
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Thank you for visiting! We are glad to hear you took away a great message about Seminole resilience and also enjoyed your time with us.
Written November 18, 2019
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Richard M
Naples, Florida, United States168 contributions
Keeping the culture alive
Nov 2019
We decided to visit the American Indian Arts Celebration at the Seminole Reservation and while there, we walked over to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. The museum is small but shows the culture and art of the Seminole Tribe. The museum is a tribute to this indigenous tribe and their heritage of endurance. The tribe leadership has done a marvelous job displaying this history.
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you for your review! We are glad you got to experience our American Indian Arts Celebration and took time to also see the Museum. Come back and visit again!
Written November 18, 2019
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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM