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Marco Island Historical Museum

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Address: 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
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+1 239-642-1440
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Long famous for its Key Marco Cat- one of the most remarkable and...

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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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... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank smithjolynn
Split, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a permanent exhibition of the native americans who lived on the island prior to the Spanish arrival. Also a current exhibition on the history of the development of the island to its present form.

Thank Paddyboy611
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating museum. Loved it. Take time to watch the video. Amazing old and recent history. Nice and cool too!

Thank Cherryalmond
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this museum wonderful It has the history of Marco Island .We wish we would have more time there. We will go back when we go back to Marco Island. Wonderful Indian history .Go to Marco Island and visit the Museum

Thank the2ofus3
Waterville, Maine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been awhile since I visited this little museum. The additions are wonderful. I loved the new exhibits. Make sure you visit the the gift shop. Not only will you see a nice variety of items but I thought the prices were reasonable.

Thank foodie1945
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marco Museum is wonderful and very informative. It explains the history of Marco from its earliest development up to the present ! it depicts the information with pictures, maps, and displays! The best part is that it is FREE !

Thank Teapet
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since going to the museum, I've told everyone I know what a perfect little gem it is sitting peacefully on Marco Island. The exhibits are professionally creative and include the history of the area from the Calusa Indians to more recent times. It really is fascinating to see the beautiful artwork on the outside of the building that also details... More 

Thank Westerngirl1966
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum, nice break from the beach. It is small but has good exhibits and a short film. Small gift shop also.

Thank brookscarol60
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tremendous amount of local history. Great displays and artwork. Very much worth the visit, I will return.

Thank Boxcar37
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find the museum at the end of our block. It was the least of our intentions to spend much time in doors bug it's always great to get a bit of history about the place you are visiting. We stayed for about an hour with two 11 year old kids and filled some time before... More 

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