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Southwest Florida Museum of History

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Address: 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number: 239 - 321-7430
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Great museum

It's much better than you would think. Interesting exhibits and facts about the area both current and ancient. I'd go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
stealthyrunner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's much better than you would think. Interesting exhibits and facts about the area both current and ancient. I'd go back.

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Thank stealthyrunner
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have different things out on different days, also you can purchase books written on local history, and there is even a Pullman Car close by as the museum was, at one time, the train station where people from all over arrived to visit the area.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I were exploring the museum for over 21/2 hours. There is something for everyone to see.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We never knew that there was a southwest Florida Museum of History. We went there after finding out about the museum and had an awesome time. We would certainly recommend visiting the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A nice summary of the history of this area. Interesting to see a "cracker" house and learn about the area. Interesting to see how the well-to-do travelled in their own train car. Very pleasant afternoon.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The handheld narration devices as you took the self guided tour were great. Also the "cracker house" was a step back in time. We ended the tour with the luxurious train car that had been prepared for the use of the wealthy and this was the "cherry on top" for the end!

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a small museum full of great stuff! We learned a lot and had a really fun time here. This is the place to head on a rainy day. Groupon offers a deal on tickets. It seems small, but sure has a lot of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We went to the Southwest Florida Museum of History based on a friends recommendation. We felt it was an excellent museum that provided a history of the area from prehistoric times to the early 70's. The entrance fee was only $9/person and portable listening wands are provided to allow you to stop and listen to an overview of each stage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

History buffs will enjoy the cracker house, the family's train car and the museum itself. My favorite was the train car that we could walk through. It was complete with kitchen and sleeping cars that had all the details. The voice wands provide one part of the tour with lots of additional reading through the the museum which is arranged... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We stopped at the Southwest Florida Museum of History on our return from a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. What a find! The Museum is home to the history of Southwest Florida, from the native Indian tribes to the Spanish explorers and the early settlers. Included are several authentic replicas and an extensive collection of artifacts. There is an... More 

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