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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“trading post” (30 reviews)
“old florida” (23 reviews)
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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+1 239-695-2989
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"trading post"
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"old florida"
in 23 reviews
"step back in time"
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"everglades city"
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"on stilts"
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"florida history"
in 7 reviews
"for sale"
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"entry fee"
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"seminole indians"
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"early florida"
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"great history"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"on display"
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"great granddaughter"
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"little gem"
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"boat tour"
in 17 reviews
"early settlers"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The store and setting are great. The history is marvelous. The boat tour guide is wonderful. That said, the guy who took my money was a somewhat irritable guy who seemed like he really needed a vacation. He was kind of dismissive about local history...More

1  Thank Bowangie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had no idea what to expect from this place and I have to admit when we pulled up and saw a fee to enter ($5) it was a surprise as I didn't recall seeing it on any of the web pages...More

Thank Pjah73
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Museum, it has so much information and the most beautiful items. The boat ride is awesome and a must do.

Thank LIZA C
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Well worth going for the history and view. I've visited twice, once on 2015 and again in June 2018. The store is a museum and full of items from long ago. Fascinating window on a world just about gone on the edge of nowhere. It's...More

Thank donOrlando
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

The store is owned and operated by the granddaughter of Ted Smallwood who originated the store. We met her husband, who gave us a nice introduction to the store and Ted. He explained that the store was originally on the ground, but after a hurricane,...More

Thank grantham353
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Opened in 1906, on Chokoloskee Island as an Indian trading post on stilts overlooking Chokoloskee Bay. Now its a museum, with lots too see, in 1906, Ted Smallwood was a pioneer and this was the wild West.

Thank 387indy
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Welcoming, knowledgeable staff! Very cool spot to learn about early settlers in the region and see all of the antique and historic items that were left at the store when it initially closed for business. Beautiful views of the famous Everglades!

Thank mom2boys744
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This place is Old Florida at its best (or worst.) It has all kinds of old unique stuff to checkout. The fare is easy.

Thank John B
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

So much history, step back in time and experience first hand life on the island and the stories of the store. Well worth your time and only $5.00 pp. Lynn loves sharing her stories of her family's history. I could have sat and talked to...More

Thank DeeFeo
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice stop on our way to Miami. It is worth the short drive off the main roads to see this insight into how life was in the Everglades in the old days. The store has been recreated as it was years ago....More

Thank Pennie B
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skipmarilyn1251
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
Chokoloskee Island Park is also a good one.
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reynms
February 12, 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
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vdouglas2015
December 22, 2015|
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Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
We are open daily from 10 to 5
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