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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...more
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
All reviews trading post old florida step back in time everglades city on stilts florida history entry fee seminole indians great history on display worth the trip take your time little gem interesting museum great granddaughter early settlers local history
We made the small detour from US-41. Funny what is made a Florida Heritage but infact the old store with all the stuff in it and the stories around its owners and hiw they lived is eyeopening and helps to understand US history better.
We loved visiting this cute museum/store. My kids 10 and 13 year old were interested in all the old stuff they have inside. The girl who was at the counter is a descendent of Mr. Smallwood and she was very knowledgeable about the history of...More
This is an interesting and eclectic place to visits. It is chock full of stuff representative of the era - early 20th century. For people who love antiques, it is a wonderful place. Visit it if you have some extra time. The view on to...More
Gary McMillan and his business partner Darrell gave my family -- brother, sister, brother and sister in law, nieces, nephews, parents -- a fascinating, story soaked tour of the 10k islands - their distant and recent past histories - that also included dolphins surfing in...More
Lovely old store, back room and informative videos playing. The house is on stilts, but you can walk, chill out under it. The store has two long rooms other than a small modern gift area all authentic. The kids loved the videos.
BUT they charge $5.00 just to go in. It’s not like they have to chase away the crowds! We chose not to pay the money...More
Date of experience: December 2018
Lynn M, Owner at Smallwood Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
How can you review something if you do not actually visit the place? If you want to write a review you should at least come in to the museum. The admission is necessary to keep the doors open, this it is a business with expenses...More
Don't be fooled by the layer of dust all over everything, this place is a really interesting historical spot to visit. Especially talk to the guy that is running it, to get some of the history. Spend your time looking at all the bottles and...More
Located next to the boat tours to the Thousand Islands mangrove park. Buildings on stilts for good reason due to previous storm surges from various hurricanes. An interesting museum with many artifacts of the local history. Also some worthwhile gifts to be had. We purchased...More
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
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 weird when we first got him.
I have told the story before to other visitors but when the man who created him was putting the finishing touches on him they tied him to a chair in the backyard to secure him and do the finishing touches. Someone called the sheriffs department on him because they thought it looked like elder abuse when it was just a dummy. So you are not the first one to think he is real!