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Southwest Florida Museum of History

2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3619
+1 239-321-7430
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Great place for the family.

They change the main display up all the time, so it's never the same all the time. But they have... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Very interesting museum

My sister is writing a book about Henry Perrine who died in 1840 by Indians in Flordia. We spent... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3619
+1 239-321-7430
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Reviewed 18 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!

Thank RNmom26
Reviewed 31 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...More

Thank goodwinpin
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank stealthyrunner
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank MargaretS1943
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My daughter and I were exploring the museum for over 21/2 hours. There is something for everyone to see.

Thank brozzo13
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.

2  Thank Richard T
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A nice summary of the history of this area. Interesting to see a "cracker" house and learn about the area. Interesting to see how the well-to-do travelled in their own train car. Very pleasant afternoon.

1  Thank Teri C
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The handheld narration devices as you took the self guided tour were great. Also the "cracker house" was a step back in time. We ended the tour with the luxurious train car that had been prepared for the use of the wealthy and this was...More

1  Thank Frank I
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a small museum full of great stuff! We learned a lot and had a really fun time here. This is the place to head on a rainy day. Groupon offers a deal on tickets. It seems small, but sure has a lot of...More

1  Thank Suzanne O
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We went to the Southwest Florida Museum of History based on a friends recommendation. We felt it was an excellent museum that provided a history of the area from prehistoric times to the early 70's. The entrance fee was only $9/person and portable listening wands...More

3  Thank NSRoadrunner
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
On average, how much time do visitors spend at the museum?
3 June 2016|
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Response from kathiev_13 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be enough
What is the entry fee for the museum?
10 May 2016|
Response from Travelqueen423 |
What is phone number for museum?
How far from the railway museum?
29 July 2015|
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Response from stulimom | Reviewed this property |
These 2 museums are no where near each other. It's probably a 25 minute drive from one to the other in Lakes Park.