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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Fun educational friendly quick stop

Very energetic and friendly host at door. Easily digestible and well done. And FREE- but we did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aaron H
via mobile
History of Everglades City

The Museum of the Everglades is part of the Collier County Museum System. It recounts the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph W
Everglades City, Florida
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very energetic and friendly host at door. Easily digestible and well done. And FREE- but we did leave a donation. Kids enjoyed. We enjoyed learning more about the history of the community.

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum of the Everglades is part of the Collier County Museum System. It recounts the history of the 1,000 Islands from the time of the Calusa Indians until the near destruction of the city by Hurricane Donna in 1960. A great place to visit...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small Collier County Museum so admission is free. It is one big room and filled with Everglade information. You can choose to watch between 1 or 4 videos about the area. I felt it was very well done and worth the...More

Thank Ausecl
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting, well presented and memorable picture presented of the lives of the people in this area many years ago. Glad to be there in 21st century! Good air conditioning thank goodness!

1  Thank Suzan609
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The story of the Tamiami Highway is very interesting. One can only imagine how difficult those days must have been. And today, we take everything for granted. 10,000 Islands.. Everglades City.... very interesting.... don't miss it.

Thank velofrau
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We are glad we found this place and took the time to enjoy it. The short videos were professionally done and held our interest. We discovered some surprising things about this little city, and you will too.

1  Thank JimCav3790
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A small, free museum in Everglades City which was very interesting and informative. It is located in an old building that used to be the city's laundry. It contains artifacts, exhibits and four short films explaining the history of the area, Everglades City and building...More

Thank mcclintock2017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We happened upon this wonderful gem. Anyone visiting the area should stop in to learn about the hsitory of Everglades City and the Everglades. The displays are very well done. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. We learned so much from the information provided...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This excellent little museum gives you an overview of different characters and events in the history of Everglades City and the Everglades. Has items which would even be interesting to children, like a machine from its days as a laundry. Our group also had an...More

Thank BrewsMom
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a small but informative self guided museum. It is basicly the ground floor of a large home. In addition to the displays, there are 4 short videos. Our grandchildren were not impressed but the adults thought it was fantastic. I would recommend an...More

Thank Kathleen R
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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!