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Southwest Florida Museum of History

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Address: 2031 Jackson St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3619
Phone Number: +1 239-321-7430
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small Museum packed with a lot of interesting material

Although this is a small museum, it has some very interesting historical exhibits and material. Take a few hours to really appreciate all it has to offer!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is a small museum, it has some very interesting historical exhibits and material. Take a few hours to really appreciate all it has to offer!

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fort myers, fl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea there was a museum in Fort Myers like this. Quant but quite interesting and informative. It was raining the day I went so I didn't go I to the train but they offered us a return visit on the house.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has pre historic written all over of course,it is a good place to go see history and kill time unti it's time for your special affair of the day. You should include other places to visit on the same day because it won't keep you busy all day.

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great museum, I have lived in SW Fl for 30 years and learned a lot from this museum, Very interesting facts about Indian tribes,Fl. crackers and animals. They have a beautiful train car you can go in to look around. At the end is a small gift shop. If you are in the area this is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They change the main display up all the time, so it's never the same all the time. But they have lots of information and displays about Florida and our history. Absolutely beautiful!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

My sister is writing a book about Henry Perrine who died in 1840 by Indians in Flordia. We spent the day researching and talking to museum personnel about the time period. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this museum. One of the highlights was the 1930 sleeper car from a train that is on the property.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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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