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Address: 360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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+1 239-695-2989
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the...

*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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Smallwood Store museum.

Very interesting. History of early Florida settlers. Includes displays on Ed Watson & Totch Brown. A lot of antiques and pictures of the 1890 -1920s.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Warsaw Indiana
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Warsaw Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting. History of early Florida settlers. Includes displays on Ed Watson & Totch Brown. A lot of antiques and pictures of the 1890 -1920s.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Store full of older memorabilia. My favorite part was watching the tape of a movie about life in The Everglades. Things like how they made their living & camp living was fascinating.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times over the past 34 years. It has always felt like a magical place to me. I don't mind paying the $5 admission fee since it pays for the maintenance of the place. There is a lot of old Florida history to read about in this small place. They sell small sodas on glass bottles that... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who ever thought of Florida being a place for pioneers but after strolling around Smallwoods Store/museum I learned a lot. After hitting an airboat tour we drove to the tip of Chokoleskee Fl. because Smallwoods was recommended by not only TA folks but by the conceriage at our hotel. I'm glad we listened & went for several reasons. # 1... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sometimes you live somewhere and never even know that there are treasures right in your backyard. It's a little bit of a drive from South Florida but well worth it. It's a small sparsely inhabited island right on the Gulf of Mexico in an area called Ten Thousand Islands. If you are into fishing or backwater tours it's paradise. Smallwood's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is more a museum that just a store. It is full of old items that would have been sold here 100 years ago. Just wander around and be amazed at all the stuff! Very unique and interesting to visit as it gives you an idea of what living in old Florida would have been like in the past century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is an interesting museum of an old store with quite a lot of history. We stopped by prior to a boat tour but if you were in the area, it would be worth stopping to see for a short visit. It's full of old stuff that many of us remember seeing at "grandma's house." The history of area is... More 

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Thank hockeybird
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I love walking around in antique malls. But they are usually free so I buy some kind of trivia. This was a little different because there were signs and notes everywhere that described a lot of the items you saw.... kind of a narrative to help you step back in time that was kind of nice but worth $5?? Maybe... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We drove there from Marco Island. It was a little over an hour to get there. The Smallwood store had multiple items set out where people could look at what was being sold in Years Gone by. They also had a video of a man that lived in the area in the past. Interesting history information. But not a big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Now set up as a museum this is a lovely place to visit. Its very interesting and shows how the family lived and worked in many years gone by. It has a restroom, which is "strange" to say the least, quirky, you may call it. You go through a sliding door, into a bedroom, and then around a corner and... More 

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