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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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A Nice Little Museum

Very informative and learned a lot of cool things about the area. I highly suggest visiting it if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Museum - yes, stuffy and boring - NO!

Very interesting and well presented. A great way of understanding the history of Marco. Its free... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Geoff M
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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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  • Very good31%
  • 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

Very informative and learned a lot of cool things about the area. I highly suggest visiting it if you find yourself in Marco. It's pretty small but a good way to kill 45 minutes if you want to learn a lot about the area.

Thank micahthemariner
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting and well presented. A great way of understanding the history of Marco. Its free, but please make a donation, as the running costs must be high. Staff are all really helpful, friendly and happy to spend time passing on their wealth of knowledge.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the exhibit was well done. the staff did an excellent job in research and presentation. A must see while visiting in this charming Marco Island, Florida.

Thank bernard D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed our visit here. The "front desk" receptionists were very sharing of information and excited about the history of the island. The gift shop volunteers were also very friendly and informative. Also enjoyed speaking with the curator of the museum. Awesome place. Thank...More

Thank 739vickiec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that an island that was really only developed a few short years ago has so much history to offer. As an early Indian settlement, the Marco Historical Society has done an incredible job of depicting by paintings, statues and artifacts,...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting museum, great history and information, and its free!, great grift shop with lots to offer, lots of great local artifacts and friendly staff.

Thank emkerr7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum layout is refreshingly easy to navigate and easily maintains your interest for the whole visit. Each individual exhibition is comprehensive and full of interesting images and information. The staff were extremely informative and friendly, we would not hesitate to return.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Popoo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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
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free admission - donation ronly equested