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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Had several instructors to share history of the area. Talked about the Native Americans. Also had a... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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good history display

Nice introduction to Everglades City. Good displays. Varied perspectives. Both static displays and... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron Collier's personal Southwest Florida real estate empire - with a population of fewer than twelve families. First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's lush "River of Grass." Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples.
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105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had several instructors to share history of the area. Talked about the Native Americans. Also had a science talk on the environment of the Everglades. These programs are scheduled different times and dates. Need to check what would be available. I was with Road Scholar...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Nice introduction to Everglades City. Good displays. Varied perspectives. Both static displays and video set in a charming building original to the town.

Thank D L
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Nice local museum with 4 short movies in a very comfortable theater. Lost power so we didn't complete visit but what we saw was excellent. Friendly volunteer. Story of a collier company town way back when. Best part it was free. No pressure to give...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We have enjoyed the events sponsored and presented by this Museum of the Everglades this week. The speakers and talks by Rangers, and other knowledgeable persons have be exceptional. Walking around this little museum and viewing the displays has also provided some good information about...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I love a free museum that offers the history of an area and this one delivers! Great short movies give you a glimpse into the rich and interesting past of the Everglades. Cool artifacts and information on the area. A quick stop that is well...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We decided to take a day trip to the Collier County Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. About an hour or so from Naples via Interstate 75, but not a bad drive with the speed limits in some areas 70 mph. Located in a...More

Thank Edward_G32
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This little museum is packed full of local history. Nearly anything you would like to know about the people and the founding of this part of Florida is very well covered.There are numerous displays and a few short films.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I visited this museum during the seafood festival. Entrance was free and there are many placards to read and some short videos. I found the videos to be especially interesting addressing the beginnings of Collier County and Everglades City.

Thank Liane P
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It was very informative with artifacts and pictures. We watches a couple of documentary films about Everglade City. We learned a great deal about the area.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Well done - bottom line! If you a Florida full timer, you should drive to Everglades City. The museum, part of the Collier County Museum structure, give you the history - from birth of Everglades City, Barron Collier era, building of the Tamiami Trail highway...More

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3 March 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
The Museum of the Everglades is open Mon - Sat 9 am to 4 pm. I hope you enjoy your visit.
27 January 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
All 5 Collier County Museums are free of charge. Enjoy your visit!