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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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A Must See

While waiting for our restaurant to open, we decided to visit the Museum of the Everglades... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Diana J
Estero, Florida
Great place to learn about local history

This gave a wonderful overview of the Everglades history. We spent about an hour, and it was well... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Frances M
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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 Collier's personal Southwest Florida real estate empire - with a population of fewer than twelve families. First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's lush "River of Grass." Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples.
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105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

While waiting for our restaurant to open, we decided to visit the Museum of the Everglades. Excellent history lesson of the area. Very neat, clean and informative. Make sure you watch the four short videos. The museum is free of charge and we were more...More

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This gave a wonderful overview of the Everglades history. We spent about an hour, and it was well worth the time.

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice to go in for 30 minutes prior to our Speedy tour. Good information about the local area. Definite place to stop if you like to know the history of the area.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I was fortunate to visit during the annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival 2017. The Museum is small but packed with interesting and well displayed exhibits. Each exhibit tells a bit of the story of the area, the wildlife and the people who settled here. And...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We loved the funny and well-informed museum staffer at the front desk, and the exhibits were extremely well-done - lots of history in this town, and it's told well, with the Native history right alongside that of the settlers.

Thank ortteb1
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great stop in town between lunch and heading out on an airboat tour. Learn about early history of the area, helps connect with the modern experience that is way too easy and luxurious.

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Learned SO much! Small but thorough and definitely approachable history. Gentleman working the reception area was beyond fabulously informative and my daughter's parting remark was "WOW, his beard was on fleek!"

Thank Deb J
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We like to check out the local History of places we visit. This museum was great for doing just that! Well displayed artifacts, visually appealing timelines, and interesting videos made for an excellent experience. The volunteers were pleasant & inviting. Highly recommend.

Thank Like2trek
Reviewed 12 March 2017

While staying in Everglades City, my friend and I visited the Museum of the Everglades. I titled my review "Missed Opportunity," because we arrived five minutes before the Museum closed (at 4PM). We were enthusiastically welcomed and invited in to spend as much time as...More

Thank Alisa F
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you're ever in Everglades city this is a spot that you would appreciate after you went through it we had read reviews on it on how good it was so we thought we would take a chance I'll stop bye We were not disappointed...More

Thank terry w
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Hi! We will be visiting Everglades City on Wednesday 25th March - a couple of questions: Is the museum open on a Wednesday and, if so, what are the opening hours? Thank you!
3 March 2015|
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.
Cost for the museum
27 January 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
All 5 Collier County Museums are free of charge. Enjoy your visit!