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Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-642-1440
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Worthy of a Visit, Especially on a Rainy Day

It was a rainy afternoon when we visited the Marco Island Historical Museum. We were surprised at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Delray Beach, Florida
Good way to spend a rainy afternoon

Since it rains for a bit every day here, this museum is the perfect way to spend that short, rainy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc S
Orangeburg, New York
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Long famous for its Key Marco Cat- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology- the new Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida's Calusa Indians and bring this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.
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180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-642-1440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a rainy afternoon when we visited the Marco Island Historical Museum. We were surprised at the variety of interesting things there were for us to see. There were exhibits on the island’s Native Americans, the island’s historical clamming factory, the history of the...More

Thank Popoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since it rains for a bit every day here, this museum is the perfect way to spend that short, rainy period. It is very interesting, and the entire circuit through the museum only takes a very short time.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had known about the museum for several years but never visited (it opened in 2007). It's an amazing education on the beginnings of Marco Island, done extremely well. Be sure to take the time to watch the video. We will visit again!

Thank BigCatNashville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful museum and grounds to acquaint yourself with the history of Marco Island. The museum only asks for a donation for admission to a well presented history of this remote paradise called Marco Island. It has beautifully landscaped grounds with a statue of the...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group decided to visit Marco Island Historical Museum on one of our many rainy afternoons that we spent in Marco Island. We had several teenagers with us, and they enjoyed learning all about the history of Marco Island. We had two toddlers and one...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marco Island was developed in the mid '60s however there was 1000 yrs locals before Deltona Co. Learn about the Calusa Indians, the Spanish settlements, the courageous pioneer families and the recent Hermits, like Joe Dickman. Fascinating!!

1  Thank jo W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a donation museum and was highly worth the donation. The curator gives people who donate a set of cards which was nice. There are several different types of exhibits and ALL of them are great. IT is also a great thing to do...More

Thank teri1352
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this week (Saturday) with our five year old and twin 3 1/2-year-olds. :/ The kids liked rocking in the rocking chairs and checking out the Native American exhibit but other than that it was a lot of reading and slow moving which didn't...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Loved gaining information on Marco island and the volunteer staff were very friendly. The art work on the outside of the building is really worth taking your time to look at.

Thank jlmk
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The museum was very interesting. If you like history you will enjoy this. It is about how the island got it start. It takes about an hour depending on how long you want to browse. Time well spent and cost is free.

2  Thank smithjolynn
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Response from jonneyboy | Reviewed this property |
free admission - donation ronly equested