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Southwest Florida Museum of History

2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3619
+1 239-321-7430
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Surprisingly interesting

Looks not so interesting from the outside, but be sure to go in! Nice museum, lots of information... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SW Florid Museum of History

The museum was very interesting and provided historical displays of the area from ice age animals... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
Danny B
Fort Myers, Florida
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2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3619
+1 239-321-7430
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Looks not so interesting from the outside, but be sure to go in! Nice museum, lots of information that is also interesting for non-American visitors! One of the highlights is the train outside. You can go in and learn how train traveling in a private...More

Thank Madeleinevdw
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The museum was very interesting and provided historical displays of the area from ice age animals and paleo Indians to more modern settlers, civil war events and the cow town past of Fort Myers. The downtown Fort Myers walking tour associated with the museum was...More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This is a small and nice museum. The thing I liked best were the archeological dig finds. Cool Pullman car and nice grounds. And, just across the street you can catch the free Trolly bus and get a tour of the Historic district.

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the museum and all it offered. Bought a Groupon and took my 4th grader and 6th grader during holiday break. The kids were very interested and engaged. We decided on the "audio" tour which was the BEST option for them...More

2  Thank sandnsungal
Reviewed 23 January 2016

A Very rainy Friday found us looking for inside activites--and this was PERFECT. very friendly staff!! very interesting stuff--small and quaint--not overwhelming and mind boggling. just the right amount of things to look at and read--and listen too. learned a lot about the area--and spent...More

2  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Artifacts from the pioneer days of Ft Myers, the fishing industry, a fire truck. A highlight was an iron lung -- I had never seen one in person. The history of the local Native Americans was highlighted a bit. They displayed casts of a couple...More

1  Thank AvocadoInParadise
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is a little gem of an old time Florida Museum. No, its not a modern museum, by any means. It is quaint and has a charm of its own. The building itself is an historic structure (old train depot) and if you want a...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised that such a small building contained so much information. We liked the audio tour which allowed us to enjoy the history of Fort Myers at our own pace. Young children would like the prehistoric area but might be bored with the...More

1  Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Really pleasant staff, listen to the headphones and you will learn a lot plus they have a lot of travelling exhibits like Egyptian or The Beatles. Been here several times. The even have a charity event with Alice in WOnderland theme.

Thank connerscats
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Fascinating and well organized, clean well lit museum of Fort Myers and area history. The cracker house outside is a reproduction. The Esperanza is one of the longest and last private Pullman rail cars. It was like stepping back into time. The individual free papers...More

Thank Peggy B
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2 June 2016|
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Response from kathiev_13 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be enough
9 May 2016|
Response from Travelqueen423 |
What is phone number for museum?
28 July 2015|
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Response from stulimom | Reviewed this property |
These 2 museums are no where near each other. It's probably a 25 minute drive from one to the other in Lakes Park.