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Cape Coral Historical Museum

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Address: 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990-1212
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+1 239-772-7037
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10:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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This is a better than average experience. Tells the story of how Cape Coral, now with 180,000 residents (and room for double that) came to be. The most interesting and unlikely... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This museum is a gem! It is a simple setting with three small buildings but inside, their collection is impressive. The overview video is very interesting and well done and gives one a great historical perspective on the development of Cape Coral. Our tour guide was wonderful - very personable, knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the history of this interesting... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is a better than average experience. Tells the story of how Cape Coral, now with 180,000 residents (and room for double that) came to be. The most interesting and unlikely tidbit is the 14 years of construction that the canals took. This would never be allowed to occur today with all the environmental laws in place. Has more canals... More 

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Colorado
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our guide & historian Shaella (sp?) led us through the exhibit with expertise. We arrived an hour before closing, so might have spent more time if we had left ourselves more time. Cape Coral has a unique story and this is a great way to learn about it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our visit consisted of watching a 20 minute video in the Cultural Park Theater, the museum's next door neighbor, followed by a tour of the grounds and the indoor museum exhibits. The video was terrific, doing a wonderful job of telling the interesting story of the Rosen Brothers, part genius, part visionaries and part super-salesmen. It's a relatively young city,... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Though very small and limited visiting hours, this a must to learn about how Cape Coral came about. It was interesting to learn how Cape Coral was planned and created by 2 brothers. The volunteer was knowledgeable and pleasant.

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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

New to the area and I wanted to learn all I could about the history of this canal town, seeing it is relatively a young town. There is a video explaining how Cape Coral came about. Then you are free to wander around the museum. A very informative and interesting visit. So glad I decided to stop in! Please note... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you plan on moving here stop by. Its Free...donations are nice. Ladies are full of knowledge. Lets you know why city is laid as such. Gives great beginning of the Cape and why it is known as The Coma

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Thank rholland63
Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Be sure and stop by this Place if you want to know what's going on Cape Coral from the inception till now... Lots to learn here and great souvenirs

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The ladies here gave a brief history of the Cape, they took my family on a walking tour, there is a video, they teach you about the burrowing owls which I find fascinating! There was no fee, and they do accept donations.

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Griffith, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My oldest son loves history and all boys love anything to do with soldiers! We have gone to several veteran's museum. This is one of the greatest that we have gone to. I love how the staff there answered all of our questions. We had a gentleman that walked away around with us and explained to my boys some different... More 

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