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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Worth a visit

This museum gives a short introduction about the Everglades and the nationalpark itself. As it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, Canada
A Step Back

This lovely museum is located in a town that we now refer to as "old Florida". Everglades City is... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Susan T
Fort Myers, Florida
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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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“tamiami trail” (29 reviews)
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105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum gives a short introduction about the Everglades and the nationalpark itself. As it is for free it is worth a visit and is run by a friendly staff.

Thank domilon94
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This lovely museum is located in a town that we now refer to as "old Florida". Everglades City is in Collier County, FL. It's coastal location in the 10,000 islands, Big Cypress Swamp and on the edge of the Everglades has shielded it from the...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after mangrove airboat tour. There were several exhibits and some videos. The curator gave info on Everglades City restaurants and a magnet and pencil to my grandson

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Free and great information. Videos are awesome - we learned so much about the local history. Guide was very informative.

Thank Virginia D
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very energetic and friendly host at door. Easily digestible and well done. And FREE- but we did leave a donation. Kids enjoyed. We enjoyed learning more about the history of the community.

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Museum of the Everglades is part of the Collier County Museum System. It recounts the history of the 1,000 Islands from the time of the Calusa Indians until the near destruction of the city by Hurricane Donna in 1960. A great place to visit...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very small Collier County Museum so admission is free. It is one big room and filled with Everglade information. You can choose to watch between 1 or 4 videos about the area. I felt it was very well done and worth the...More

Thank Ausecl
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting, well presented and memorable picture presented of the lives of the people in this area many years ago. Glad to be there in 21st century! Good air conditioning thank goodness!

1  Thank Suzan609
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The story of the Tamiami Highway is very interesting. One can only imagine how difficult those days must have been. And today, we take everything for granted. 10,000 Islands.. Everglades City.... very interesting.... don't miss it.

Thank velofrau
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We are glad we found this place and took the time to enjoy it. The short videos were professionally done and held our interest. We discovered some surprising things about this little city, and you will too.

1  Thank JimCav3790
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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.
27 January 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
All 5 Collier County Museums are free of charge. Enjoy your visit!