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Museum of the Everglades

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Don’t let the “museum” label scare you off. The building itself may be small, but it is packed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fort Myers, Florida
Local history

A super museum with lots of information boards and exhibits sharing a fascinating history of... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
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Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron...more
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105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don’t let the “museum” label scare you off. The building itself may be small, but it is packed full of interesting information, antiques and items about the history of this part of the Everglades and the building of the Tamiami trail. Our boat tour guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

A super museum with lots of information boards and exhibits sharing a fascinating history of Everglades City. It was not far off the Tamiami Trail and it was interesting hearing the origins of this road, the city and Collier County. There was also a superb...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Another must see stop in Everglades City. Fascinating history of Collier and the city he helped design and build. A thinker into the future! Make the time to take the tour!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mckkath
Reviewed October 16, 2018

I love this museum! If you are a Florida history buff and love to read, this museum is for you. Last year, hurricane Irma did a number on this sleepy little town and they are still trying to rebuild. Museum of the Everglades somehow managed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

The museum is free! Great information and displays on the history of the town and the Everglades. Included in the displays was information about the "removal" of native Americans -- sad chapters in American history. Did you know that Marco Island is part of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We stopped at the museum and really enjoyed our visit. It is free and you can do it in an hour. There are 4 different videos you can watch which help tell the history of the area. The building was originally built by B. Collier...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Cool free museum of local History of the area and the families who carved the town out of the wetlands. A bonus of local student artist exhibition while we were there

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cheryl l
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent little museum on how Collier County started and the Tamiami Trail. Very well done with photos, plaques to read, artifacts and even four short little movies that are worth watching. Take the time to stop in and take a look at history...you won't leave...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Want to develop an appreciation for the toil and effort that went in to establishing this outpost in the Everglades? Want to understand the history and the people who over the years made today's Everglades City possible? Step back through the years at this informative...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The museum was small and very insightful lots of information the people that work there were friendly. They have short films to watch which were very cool to see the area how it once was and see buildings that still are standing. Couple of coins...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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March 3, 2015|
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Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
The Museum of the Everglades is open Mon - Sat 9 am to 4 pm. I hope you enjoy your visit.
January 27, 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
All 5 Collier County Museums are free of charge. Enjoy your visit!