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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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History well done!

Small but well laid out with a surprising nice little gift shop. Entrance is free but they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile

Sincerely enjoyed learning about the history of the area and the wonderful displays. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 via mobile

Small but well laid out with a surprising nice little gift shop. Entrance is free but they appreciate donations. Great coverage of the last 150 Years or so. Plenty of parking.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sincerely enjoyed learning about the history of the area and the wonderful displays. Beautiful building and great landscaping. Cool and very clean inside. Chairs to sit on inside. Also saw a great Motown concert there.

Thank vegan436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an under appreciated gem for the Marco Island community! The grounds feature a statue of the famed Marco Island cat. The actual 6 inch figure was found greased with fat layered in muck and is one of the oldest found artifacts in North America....More

Thank UPprincess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting displays on the history of the island, starting with early arrivals and continuing through the present day. I particularly enjoyed the displays of old pictures and the artifacts. The people who work here are really nice and helpful and seem well read on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful history lesson for young and old alike of the early years of Marco Island to present day. I love visiting the museum.

Thank U555XLpeterm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been vacationing here for over 10 years and this is the first time we have taken time to visit. What a wonderful museum. There is no charge but a box for donations. Lots of displays, paintings, etc and a movie that tells the...More

Thank JudyBeth2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum's focus is on Marco Island history dating back centuries. Exhibits show visitors how the native Calusa tribes lived and later times as European settlers arrived. More modern history is covered too from the late 19th thru 20th centuries. Many artifacts with detailed descriptions...More

1  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We've been coming to Marco for over 20 years, but have never known the history of the island. On a cold and rainy day in January, we decided to visit the museum, and we're definitely glad we did. It was very informative and we learned...More

1  Thank KokoYK
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Presents the historic narrative of Marco Island. Very informative with wonderful staff. Feel free to ask many questions as they are very helpful. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Quinn P
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a kid friendly museum with outdoor exhibits as well as indoor. A true history of Marco Island from the Callusa Indians through the development of the island. Lots of artifacts and memorabilia. You exit through a nice gift shop with something for everyone!

1  Thank Francine K
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27 July 2016|
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Response from jonneyboy | Reviewed this property |
free admission - donation ronly equested