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Smallwood Store

360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
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*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness also known as "Florida's Last Frontier". Learn about the Calusa Indians and later the Seminole and Miccousukee Tribes that traded at the Trading Post. Visit the Tigertail gift shop located inside the Smallwood Store Museum. You will find books & DVD's related to Southwest Florida History, authentic Seminole crafts & carvings, artwork & photography from local artist, alligator heads, t-shirts and much more.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trading post” (27 reviews)
“old florida” (20 reviews)
“everglades city” (24 reviews)
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This store was left as is when it closed business so it is like a time capsule. Great history of the area and unique antiques on display.

Thank KayeDAustin_MN
Reviewed 6 days ago

Read about this on line, interesting local stuff, worth the stop! You'll see stuff here that will bring back lots of memories.

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shelves are lined with every piece of stock that never sold. You see some wonderful old “chestnuts”. Anyone with sensitivities to chemicals or dust should give this a wide berth. Decades old pesticide boxes are just leaking into the indoor air. Outside it is...More

Thank ValleyFor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the sign for this place as we were exploring the area, and decided to see what it was. It was well worth the $5 admission fee. The place is a museum, and the building is high above the ground on stilts. Not handicapped...More

Thank Margie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Smallwood Store & Trading Post -- a museum extraordinaire, including their most adventurous, educational, and entertaining boat rides -- combine to provide the very best attraction in SW Florida. The day we went the owners were busy processing participants in their boat ride. However,...More

Thank Robert V
Lynn M, Manager at Smallwood Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time for such a the great review, it always makes our day when we get positive feedback from our visitors. We try very hard to make everyones visit an enjoyable one. The Captains are all native to the area and...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The Smallwood Store is a very interesting and historic relic in the Everglades section of Florida . This could have been a 5 Star review based on the history of Smallwood Store if the young man who was “ in charge” when the 4 of...More

Thank Rick F
Lynn M, Manager at Smallwood Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It looks like you came around noon, our boat captains start as early as 8am and go to as late as sunset. So when the young man was ordering he is ordering for the boat captains who are on a tight schedule. If he doesnt...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Enclosed in this very weathered building is a treasure trove of old Florida artifacts and historical exhibits. This family-run business is a great stop if you want to learn more about local history.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff greeted us and explained alittle bit about the history of thebproperty before collecting our admission then turningnus loose of the treasures. Definitely an amazing peice of Florida history!

Thank M F
Reviewed 28 November 2017

What a wonderful history museum of the old world Florida! Must see it, and only 5 bucks!! Spent hours wandering around in here and seeing all the history!!

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cool place that was once an Indian trading post,a post office and general store in what was once a wilderness frontier. In many ways Chokoloskee Island still is the end of civilization as one heads south along Florida's west coast,beyond here is...More

Thank ARodriguezP
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12 February 2018|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
He is fiberglass, unfortunately wax would never survive in the heat of the summer here in South Florida. It is a very close likeness of Mr. Smallwood, especially to the people who actually knew him it was a little more than... More
22 December 2015|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
We are open daily from 10 to 5
13 February 2015|
Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
HI I would recommend the Havana Café located here on Chokoloskee Island, they have fresh seafood and a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor. There are good restaurants in Everglades as well.